infobox UK place
country = England
population = > 1500
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Grundisburgh is an English
villageof more than 1500 residents situated in eastern Suffolk situated six miles from Ipswich. Flowing through the village are the riversLark and Fynn. The village has a primary school, Church of Englandchurch and Baptist Chapel.
Bartholomew Gosnold, the explorerand colonistwho was considered to be instrumental in colonising Virginiaand in naming Martha's Vineyard, was born in Grundisburgh.
St Mary's Church is the largest place of worship in the village and is of the
Church of Englanddenomination. The earliest parts of St Mary's Church date from approximately 1300 but as a building it was extended in the 15th century with the addition of a clerestory. The second expansion of the church came in 1527 when local salterThomas Wall built - or renovated - the Lady Chapel. The most iconic part of the church is the 18th century brick towerbuilt between 1731 and 1732 at the bequest of Robert Thinge, who has a plaque in the tower. It can be claimed that are three towers of St Mary's Church, the current 18th Century Classical era tower, the original 14th century flinttower and the 19th Century plan to clad the brickwork in flint and top the tower with a spire. Within the church itself is a fine Suffolk hammerbeamroof and a rare muralof St Christopherdating from the 14th century, which is the largest of its type in the county. Grundisburgh Primary Schoolis a medium sized school with 131 pupils at the time of the last Ofstedinspection. It is located in a modern building which the school build in 1989 after spending 115 years at the Old School next to St Mary's Church. The Old School building has now been converted into affordable housing, which was opened by John GummerMP in July 1994.
BaptistChapel was built in 1798 and is one of the earliest dissenting religious buildings in the area. It is situated on the edge of the village and has been widely refurbished over the last few years. This included replacing the historic wooden pews with folding seats.
The Grundisburgh and District News is a
newspaperwhich is publishedby volunteers every two months and provides news for Grundisburgh and the surrounding villages and hamlets.
* [http://www.grundisburgh.org.uk Village website]
* [http://www.onesuffolk.co.uk/GrundisburghPC/ Grundisburgh Parish Council]
* [http://www.grundisburghnews.org.uk Grundisburgh News - local volunteer newspaper]
* [http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/ Suffolk Churches]
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