The tiny village of Lamarsh, with its exceptional Norman round tower church, nestles along the valley of the River Stour in an area of Special Landscape Value adjacent to the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough both painted here, inspired by the quiet beauty of this rolling landscape on the Essex/Suffolk border. Its ancient, winding, sunken lanes, woods, fields, hedgerows and air of timelessness make it one of the little-known gems of Essex.
Bronze-Age cemeteries and other relics have been discovered here, showing that Lamarsh has been inhabited and the land farmed for at least 3000 years.
Please take time to visit and enjoy the facilities which this small, rural community has to offer and which are described in this text.
The Friends of Holy Innocents Church, Lamarsh
The Friends of Holy Innocents Church was formed in 2001.
Its stated objectives are "by contribution, to maintain, repair, restore, improve and reconstruct the fabric of Holy Innocents Church, Lamarsh, including its monuments, fixtures, fittings, furniture, stained glass, ornaments, other chattels and its churchyard for the benefit of the public. To contribute to the family purse."
Maintaining such an ancient building and the inevitable periodic, costly repairs is an onerous task for a tiny village. Your support, through becoming a Friend, will be very much appreciated. If you would like to become a Friend please complete the donation form
Yew trees in the churchyard.
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