|Eye church tower|
|Part of rood screen|
few years ago. There has been a church on the current site since 1066. The church was restored in 1868 and the 15th century rood screen was restored in 1925.
Across the road from the church, on a nearby hill, are the remains of a motte and bailey castle that dates originally from just after the Norman Conquest. The Eye website www.eyesuffolk.org/eye-castle/ has confusing data about the castle. It was sacked in 1265 and was largely restored in the 19th century. I am unclear how much of it is original and how much is a Victorian folly. It looks original.
Weather on our visit today was cold, although the church and cafe were warm. The church was having a new organ installed. Outside the temperature was 2-3 deg C but dry. There was still some snow on the ground, but most had melted.