Another church from the book
Debenham is a big village with a population of just over 2,000 and the church is the largest I have been to so far.
And it is the only one so far where I've seen people! There were ladies cleaning and a man in the office.
Also the only one so far with a clock and a bell chiming the hours.
The things to look out for according to the book are these stones on the corner of the tower, which were laid about 1,000 years ago. They are called quoins and alternate between horizontal and vertical which is the way Saxon masons worked.
The lower part of the tower is thought to date from the 11th century when Saxon and Norman styles of architecture overlap. The upper part of the tower dates from the 14th century and lost about 20 feet of height in 1667 when it was struck by lightening.
The large two-storey porch was added to the west of the tower in C14.
Inside has a floor of local red and yellow bricks, laid in 1871.
It's the first church I've visited with big marble effigies on a tomb
Plenty of room for everyone in this church and a few stained glass windows, difficult to photograph in bright sunlight.
The church has 8 bells and there are lots of plaques in the porch commemorating various peels that have been rung over the years.
I had to take a photo of this smiling lady by the main door (a sticky-out bit like this is called a corbel I think, although corbels usually support something and I don't think this carving is supporting much stonework above it). On the other side is a grumpy looking counterpart - a man - didn't bother to take a photo of him!
Many more details can be found HERE
Many thanks for comments yesterday, it was interesting to find that magazines were often called "books" by lots of other mums and grans, and to hear which magazines other people read as a child.