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Baptist Chapel, Fressingfield

Description: Baptist Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279994

OS Grid Reference: TM2631177436
OS Grid Coordinates: 626311, 277436
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3483, 1.3214

Location: Low Road, Fressingfield, Suffolk IP21 5PE

Locality: Fressingfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5PE

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
- Baptist Chapel
-- II

Baptist chapel. 1835, by George Spratt who became the first pastor. Red
brick, with a pilaster strip to each wall. Hipped slated roof. 2 storeys. A
very unusual plan in the form of an elongated hexagon. Inset sash windows
with glazing bars under flat brick arches. At narrow end to north a small C19
brick porch with mid C20 glazed doors; inside the porch a pair of C19 panelled.
doors. C19 single-storey vestry to south. Interior has a continuous
hexagonal gallery with plain front and pulpit opposite the entrance. Lower
seating probably renewed late C19; gallery seating original, with box pews at
north end and open-backed benches at the sides. Interior altered early 1980's
to form 3 Sunday School rooms. A smaller chapel of similar plan was built by
George Spratt at Friston in 1833. The shape which resembles a coffin, is said
to be an object lesson to the mortality of life.

Listing NGR: TM2631177436

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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