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Temple of Remembrance, Ipswich Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0693 / 52°4'9"N

Longitude: 1.1738 / 1°10'25"E

OS Eastings: 617623

OS Northings: 245966

OS Grid: TM176459

Mapcode National: GBR VP1.9KS

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.98D1

Plus Code: 9F43359F+PG

Entry Name: Temple of Remembrance, Ipswich Cemetery

Listing Date: 24 May 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393856

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493057

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

County: Suffolk

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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Temple of Remembrance, Ipswich Cemetery


Temple of Remembrance. 1935. Designed by J A Sherman. Red brick with ashlar dressings and a copper dome. 2 storey. Square plan.

Main facade has central projecting curved portico with slender stone columns supporting a flat roof. central double panel doors flanked by two casement windows on either side, all with blind arched heads. Above 5 small square windows over the portico flanked by 3 similar windows on either side.

The remaining 3 facades are similar. Each with 3 tall and narrow central windows to each floor, the lower row of windows have blind arched heads. Either side on both floors are rows of 3 square windows with raised brick surrounds.

The central dome has 24 short stone columns and 24 small casements supporting a shallow copper dome with an elongated circular cupola with copper finial.

INTERIOR has a series of marble lined rooms on the ground floor linked by segmental arches. These rooms are lined with remembrance plaques to those who have been cremated. It includes a foyer with memorial tablets to those who died in the war.

Reasons for Listing

A fine and well-preserved example of inter-war architecture. It was designed by J A Sherman in 1935.

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