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Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Fressingfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3483 / 52°20'53"N

Longitude: 1.3214 / 1°19'16"E

OS Eastings: 626311

OS Northings: 277436

OS Grid: TM263774

Mapcode National: GBR WM2.QW9

Mapcode Global: VHL9J.V7FN

Entry Name: Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 21 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279994

Location: Fressingfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Fressingfield

Built-Up Area: Fressingfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Fressingfield St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
- Baptist Chapel
-- II

Baptist chapel. 1835, by George Spratt who became the first pastor. Red
brick, with a pilaster strip to each wall. Hipped slated roof. 2 storeys. A
very unusual plan in the form of an elongated hexagon. Inset sash windows
with glazing bars under flat brick arches. At narrow end to north a small C19
brick porch with mid C20 glazed doors; inside the porch a pair of C19 panelled.
doors. C19 single-storey vestry to south. Interior has a continuous
hexagonal gallery with plain front and pulpit opposite the entrance. Lower
seating probably renewed late C19; gallery seating original, with box pews at
north end and open-backed benches at the sides. Interior altered early 1980's
to form 3 Sunday School rooms. A smaller chapel of similar plan was built by
George Spratt at Friston in 1833. The shape which resembles a coffin, is said
to be an object lesson to the mortality of life.

Listing NGR: TM2631177436

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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