The Parish Council owns Sotterley Chapel and the Cemetery.
You may have noticed this unusual Chapel at the crossroads where the roads to Hulver, Shadingfield, Stoven and Wrentham all meet. There is a War Memorial and a bench, where passing cyclists often stop to rest. This is a peaceful and timeless corner of Suffolk.
Sotterley Cemetery and its Chapel were consecrated by The Bishop of Norwich in 1883. They were provided, at the instigation of the Barne family, to replace the burial facilities of the parish churchyard at St Margaret's Church.
Built in the Gothic style, the octagonal Chapel's local red brickwork, stone buttresses and tiled roof all needed renovation by the start of the new millennium. The chapel has been lovingly restored by the Sotterley Chapel Preservation Trust. This Trust was formed to ensure that the Chapel could continue to serve the parish for many years to come.
The cemetery is maintained for the parish council by the Trust as an area for wildlife and wildflowers as well as providing a place for tranquil repose.
For enquiries about burials and cremations please contact the Parish Clerk.
The chapel is on Route 31 of the National Cycle Network, part of which runs from Beccles to Southwold.