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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0606 / 52°3'38"N

Longitude: 1.1818 / 1°10'54"E

OS Eastings: 618212

OS Northings: 245026

OS Grid: TM182450

Mapcode National: GBR VP1.ZHH

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.FGMP

Plus Code: 9F43356J+6P

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 6 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428591

Location: St. John's, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St John's

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

1260 (west side)


Parish church. 1890. Designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Red brick with ashlar
dressings. Plain tile roofs with ashlar coped gables with cross finials. Brick dentilated eaves, and double chamfered brick plinth. Nave with aisles and a chancel, nave topped by a western bellcote, western baptistry. Slightly projecting doorway to south with ashlar coped gable, triple plain pointed arched doorway with hood mould and label stops. South aisle has five pairs of double pointed arched lancets with pilaster buttresses between. Clerestory has either side 6 round arched plain blind openings each containing 3 pointed lancets. The western gable is topped by a bellcote with a pair of pointed arched openings with bells, and surmounted by an ashlar gable with ashlar coping. The eastern chancel wall has a single brick chamfered, pointed arched surround containing 5 pointed lancets under a hood mould with label stops. Interior has 6 bay nave arcades with triple plain arches, and moulded ashlar capitals and bases. Contemporary reredos and choir fittings, plus contemporary wooden roofs.

Listing NGR: TM1821245026

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

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