Middleton, All Saints Church
The tiny village of Middleton is tucked away down a circular lane on the outskirts of Sudbury. The Chancel and Nave of All Saints Church at Middleton were built in around the middle of the 12th century. The door is the original Norman door and it is surrounded by a distinctive Norman zig-zag pattern.
The interior of the church features beautiful stained glass windows, a 16th century painting of the annunciation thought to be Schiavone and particularly fine gilded reredos (an altarpiece, screen or decoration) depicting The Last Supper which you need to step up close to the altar to fully appreciate. All Saints at Middleton underwent extensive restoration work in 1853, so most of the interior furnishings date from this period.
There is a sign from the road indicating the lane for the church which looks like a private driveway. There are parking spaces for 3-4 cars a few yards along here, park with care and proceed along the driveway, past the pond, on foot.
The door can be a little awkward to open and take care as you enter as there is a steep step down into the church.