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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0597 / 52°3'34"N

Longitude: 1.1586 / 1°9'31"E

OS Eastings: 616628

OS Northings: 244855

OS Grid: TM166448

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.ZNZ

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.1HCD

Plus Code: 9F433555+VC

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275560

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Town: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margaret's

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

19-DEC-51 (North side)


An early C15 flint Church with stone dressings. The finest Church of its
date in the Borough. It stands to the north of St Margaret's Green in a
commanding position set back in a large churchyard. At the south boundary,
part of the original C16 brick wall extends in front of the churchyard in
Soane Street (for its description see SOANE STREET). The fine battlemented
west tower has ornamental flush work panelling in the upper stage and a C18
octagonal faced clock, dated 1737, framed by pilasters and a pediment. The
battlemented south porch has 3 niches above the arched entrance. There is
a fine 5 bay nave with 10 clerestorey windows, with an unusual parapet of
crowstepped battlements with pinnacles. The aisle windows are Decorated
and the south transept is flanked by octagonal turrets with stone spires.
The interior has a fine C15 double hammer beam roof, a C15 font carved with
angles and C16 tombs to Edmund Withipoll (1575) builder of Christchurch Mansion
and Sir William Roskin (1512).

Church of St Margaret forms a group with Nos 10, 12, Nos 26 to 30 (even).
Nos 21 and 23 and Nos 2 to 6 (even) Bolton Lane.

Listing NGR: TM1662844855

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

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