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Church of St Peter, Ipswich

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 275413

OS Grid Reference: TM1635844118
OS Grid Coordinates: 616358, 244118
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0532, 1.1542

Location: A1022, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DB

Locality: Ipswich
Local Authority: Ipswich Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP4 1DB

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Listing Text

(north side)

Church of St Peter


A C14 and C15 church flint and stone with stone dressings and a fine Cl5 knapped flint tower with stone dressings and corner buttresses, some 10Oft high. The church was considerably restored in the late C19 and the upper stage of the tower was rebuilt in the C20. The interior has a fine C12 black Tournai marble font with animal carving and an early C17 brass to John Knapp, 'Merchant and portman of this towne of Ipswich', dated 1604. This church adjoined the priory of SS Peter and Paul, suppressed in 1527 and given to Cardinal Wolsey, who founded his own college on the site.

The Church of St Peter, the Gateway to Wolsey's College of St Mary, Nos 1 to 5 (odd) and No 4 form a group.

Listing NGR: TM1635844118

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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