Map of Britten
Aldeburgh Parish Church (St. Peter and St. Paul) stands tall at the top of the hill on the main road into Aldeburgh A1094. The oldest part, its tower, dates back to the 14th century. The church hosted Aldeburgh Festival’s opening event in 1948 and is still used by Aldeburgh Festival today. A bust of George Crabbe, writer of the poem The Borough which inspired Britten’s Peter Grimes, can be found near the organ. Near the bust is a stained glass triptych created by the artist John Piper as a memorial to Britten in 1979, depicting scenes from the three Church Parables. Britten and Pears are buried side by side in the lawn cemetery, both marked by simple slate headstones.