The historic village of Laxfield in mid-Suffolk has many
timber-framed buildings as well as thatched cottages,
with over fifty of them having been listed as being of
historic and architectural interest.
The parish church of All Saints, which used to be
thatched, has a wonderful hammer beam roof as well as a
fine Seven Sacrament font. If you look carefully
you can see where the thatch used to overhang the gables
before the roof was replaced by slate.
The 16th century Guildhall houses a museum which is only
open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in
summer. Here you will find insights into a bygone
age. With exhibits of domestic tools, a Victorian
kitchen a village shop and a costume room.
Inside the church is a memorial stone to a shoemaker
John Noyes who was burned at the stake in 1577. There
are two good village inns both located close to the
The village has a local shop and two pubs/inns, The
Kings Head often referred to as The Low House, and the
Royal Oak Public House and Restaurant.
The highly popular seaside location of
Southwold on the Suffolk
Heritage Coast is just over thirteen miles (21km) away..