St Mary, Woolpit, Suffolk
St Mary's church is visible from miles away, the 1870s spire by Diocesan Architect Richard Phipson looking as if it is on a Suffolk holiday from the Nene Valley.
The outstanding feature of the church is one of the half-dozen best medieval roofs in England, a double-hammer beam affair with angels and Saints, of great intricacy and beauty.
Most visitors will remember the bench ends, some of which are 15th century, and others the work of the great 19th century Ipswich wood carver Henry Ringham. There is a rather alarmingly repainted rood screen, and loads of little details to wander past and wonder at. A Premiership church, as far as Suffolk is concerned.
The village name is derived from the word wolf, a reminder that these animals only became extinct in England in the 16th century. The village is also associated with the Green Children, a feral boy and girl who arrived from out of nowhere, were talk to speak, and were brought up by the villagers.