St Giles, Great Maplestead

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This Church is located in the centre of the village and is notable for it's Norman west tower and apse, and it's two 17th Century monuments in the south transcept.

The tower is unbuttressed and it's parapet and battlements are probably 15th century. It was extensively repaired in brick on it's east and south faces after a lightning strike in the 17th Century. The church has undergone many alterations over the centuries resulting in a dark, gloomy interior.