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United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.056 / 52°3'21"N

Longitude: 1.158 / 1°9'28"E

OS Eastings: 616604

OS Northings: 244447

OS Grid: TM166444

Mapcode National: GBR TMW.5KX

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.1L16

Entry Name: United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 17 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237414

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428670

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Town: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

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


1260 (north side)

TM 1644 SE 4/361A United Reformed Church



Former Congregational Church, now United Reformed Church. 1857, designed by
Frederick J. Barnes, built by John Wight, in the Gothic Revival style.
Kentish rag stone with ashlar dressings, slate roofs with coped gables,
kneelers and finials. Chamfered plinth, angle buttresses with set-offs. Nave
and short chancel, with large south porch. South elevation has to the west a
2 storey gabled porch with attached octagonal stair towers, for spires that
were never built. Central pointed archway flanked by narrower pointed
archways, all with moulded arches and pillar responds, plus above flush gables
with finials, and blind tracery. Central inner moulded and pointed arch
doorway. Above a moulded band which continues around the stair towers, then a
circular window with a moulded surround and elaborate symmetrical tracery.
The flanking stair towers each have a pointed arch doorway with plain flush
gable, and above 3 pointed lancets with tracery, and they are stopped by a
moulded coped parapet. To the east, the nave facade has 3 very tall 2-light
lancets with tracery each divided at gallery level by a pair of stone panels
with blind tracery. The east gable wall has a single pointed arch 5-light
window with tracery. INTERIOR has thin iron columned arcade, which supports
the wooden gallery and then continues upward to support the roof. Ornately
carved wooden roof. C19 wooden pulpit, pews, organ and other fittings.

Listing NGR: TM1660444447

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