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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0574 / 52°3'26"N

Longitude: 1.155 / 1°9'17"E

OS Eastings: 616391

OS Northings: 244586

OS Grid: TM163445

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.YNH

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.YKZ5

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275424

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Town: Ipswich

District Council Ward: Alexandra

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Mary-le-Tower

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 1644 NW
DIAL LANE
(east side)
1/38
Church of St Lawrence
19.12.51

GV II* (star)

A Cl5 aisleless church with a tall west tower which makes a prominent landmark in the town. The nave has good perpendicular windows between buttresses, built after 1449 with the money of John Baldwyn who died in that year. The west tower was begun circa 1431 with the money of John Bottold and was practically rebuilt in 1882. Rising to a height of 97 ft it is richly ornamented with stepped openwork battlements, much flushwork, bands of quatrefoil and chequered stone and flintwork. There are large 3-light bell openings. The doorway has C15 carving. The interior has a number of C18 monuments and a brass dated 1506 of Robert Wymball, a notary, it is said to be the earliest known memorial to on of this profession.

The Church of St Lawrence forms a group with Nos 2 & 4 and Nos 8 to 12 (even).


Listing NGR: TM1639144586

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