The Village of Laxfield in Suffolk
A visitors guide to the historic village of
Laxfield in mid-Suffolk. Laxfield 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 church.
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.
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