The village of Wingfield lies in the northern part of Suffolk and is widely scattered with many medieval houses.
In the 14th and 15th centuries, Wingfield was the seat of one of the most powerful families in England and the remains of the castle are reminders of the days of the De la Poles, Earls and Dukes of Suffolk.
The Church of St Andrews is one of the most beautiful in this part of Suffolk. It was built in 1362 as the Collegiate Church of Sir John de Wingfield’s Foundation. Wingfield College, now behind a Georgian facade, was built at the same time and is open occasionally as part of the “Invitation to View” scheme.
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Wingfield Barns is open as an arts centre offering drama, music, cinema, art exhibitions and workshops all the year round.
Photo by Barry Freeman ARPS DPAGB