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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0532 / 52°3'11"N

Longitude: 1.1542 / 1°9'15"E

OS Eastings: 616358

OS Northings: 244118

OS Grid: TM163441

Mapcode National: GBR TMW.BLX

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.YNKD

Plus Code: 9F433533+7M

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275413

ID on this website: 101037757

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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Church of St Peter


A C14 and C15 church flint and stone with stone dressings and a fine C15 knapped flint tower with stone dressings and corner buttresses, some 100 ft high. The church was considerably restored in the late C19 and the upper stage of the tower was rebuilt in the C20. The interior has a fine C12 black Tournai marble font with animal carving and an early C17 brass to John Knapp, 'Merchant and portman of this towne of Ipswich', dated 1604. This church adjoined the priory of SS Peter and Paul, suppressed in 1527 and given to Cardinal Wolsey, who founded his own college on the site.

The Church of St Peter, the Gateway to Wolsey's College of St Mary, Nos 1 to 5 (odd) and No 4 form a group.

Listing NGR: TM1635844118

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