The Village of Laxfield in Suffolk

Laxfield Suffolk Holidays

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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