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Walpole Old Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Walpole, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3232 / 52°19'23"N

Longitude: 1.4816 / 1°28'53"E

OS Eastings: 637352

OS Northings: 275161

OS Grid: TM373751

Mapcode National: GBR XP0.9DT

Mapcode Global: VHM72.MVLX

Plus Code: 9F438FFJ+7J

Entry Name: Walpole Old Chapel

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286148

Location: Walpole, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Walpole

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Walpole St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/06/2017

TM 37 NE

Walpole Old Chapel

(Formerly listed as Congregational Chapel)


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. Two windows, various mullioned casements; Two four-panel doors. To the right hand gable end is a good C16 seven-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 two 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 three circular timber columns (Two of them in two stages), said to be ships' masts. There is a tiered gallery on three sides supported on square columns and on one side by two barley sugar 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 six-branched candalabrum; panelled entrance lobbies. Eleven box pews on the ground floor, the remaining seating comprising simple benches.

Listing NGR: TM3735275161

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