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The two towers of different Architecture, in Hadleigh Suffolk are amazing and with the sun shinning I was able to capture these together. One is the Deanery and the other Saint Mary's Church tower.
Guthrum, King of the Danes, is said to be buried in the grounds of St. Mary Church in the town. He was defeated by King Alfred in the 9th century.

Hadleigh was one of the East Anglian towns that derived its prosperity from its wool and cloth industries. It has a 15th century timber-framed Guildhall and many fine examples of timber and brick listed buildings, some with highly detailed 17th century plasterwork or "pargeting". Most of these buildings can be found in the High Street, Benton Street, and the immediate area of these streets.
The deanery, which is next to the church, is a Grade I listed building. It is a highly distinctive brick building.
Like its near-neighbour, East Bergholt, Hadleigh was also known during the 16th century for its Protestant radicalism, Rowland Taylor, a noted preacher from the town (and his curate, Richard Yeoman), was martyred during the reign of Queen Mary I. The Oxford Movement was said to have been founded in 1833 following a meeting in the deanery. The town to this day supports a United Reformed Church, a Baptist chapel and a Salvation Army congregation, as well as the Church of England church and a Roman Catholic church.
In April 2011 the historic clock bell at the parish church of St Mary The Virgin Church, was silenced by a pair of nesting jackdaws.Info Wiki.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2616] (11512)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-12 1:33
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