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Description: Unitarian Chapel
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286295
OS Grid Reference: TM2842363519
OS Grid Coordinates: 628423, 263519
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2225, 1.3429
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TL 26 SE FRAMLINGHAM BRIDGE STREET
4/17 Unitarian Chapel (formerly
7.12.66 listed as Unitarian Meeting
A Unitarian meeting-house, formerly Presbyterian. Erected 1717. In red brick
with dark headers; hipped, slate roof; brick band. 2 storeys. 3 cross
windows to upper storey, and one similar window to the ground storey,
centrally placed between 2 flush entrance-doors in plain surrounds. The
interior has an original west gallery supported on Tuscan columns, with
bolection-moulded panels divided by moulded flat pilasters. At the east end
is a large pulpit with steps at each side, and a bench with a high boarded
back and triangular pediment topped by a dove standing on a globe. The front
has raised fielded panels and a row of miniature balusters. Late C19 benches.
The windows have their original wrought-iron fittings. Above one window on
the north side a painted wooden plaque, in the form of a flaming urn, in
memory of Sarah Toms of Hadleigh, d.1809. Money for building the chapel was
bequeathed under the will of William Mayhew, the 'faithful servant' of Thomas
Mills, in 1713.
Listing NGR: TM2842363519
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Source: English Heritage
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