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Congregational Chapel, Walpole

Description: Congregational Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286148

OS Grid Reference: TM3735275161
OS Grid Coordinates: 637352, 275161
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3232, 1.4816

Location: Halesworth Road, Walpole, Suffolk IP19 9AZ

Locality: Walpole
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 9AZ

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Listing Text


3/129 Congregational Chapel
- II*

Congregational chapel, the core built originally as a dwelling. Probably mid
C16 core, said to have been first used as a chapel in 1647; extended to rear
c.1700. Timber framed and plastered, some red brick casing to the left hand
gable end; double-span roof, mainly plaintiled. 2 windows, various mullioned
casements; 2 4-panel doors. To the right hand gable end is a good C16 7-light
moulded mullioned window with carved lintel, and to the left hand gable end a
further mullioned window with diamond-leaded glass. At the rear are 2 large
semi-circular headed windows of c.1700 with square-leaded panes; some of the
glass is original. The valley roof is supported internally by 3 circular
timber columns (2 of them in 2 stages), said to be ships' masts. There is a
tiered gallery on 3 sides supported on square columns and on one side by 2
barleysugar wrought iron posts. Brick floor. The furnishings and fittings
are largely late C18/early C19. Good hexagonal pulpit, the tester with an
ogee roof with a ball finial; C18 6-branched candalabrum; panelled entrance
lobbies. 11 box pews on the ground floor, the remaining seating comprising
simple benches.

Listing NGR: TM3735275161

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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