Unitarian Chapel, Friars Street, Ipswich - Ipswich

Meeting House built 1699 for congregation of Dissenters founded in1672. Much original work and the original interior fittings have survived intact. Square plan with plastered walls; the upper storey windows light the gallery which runs round three sides of the interior. Mid C20 external render has created conditions for decay of timber panelling, fittings and joinery. Central roof valley poorly re-covered with concrete tiles. Scheme for the removal of inappropriate cement render and replacement with hygroscopic lime render, and timber repairs, being discussed with Historic England.

Unitarian Chapel, Friars Street, Ipswich - Ipswich
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    UNITARIAN CHAPEL
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1037739
    Local Planning Authority:
    Ipswich
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel

Location

    Building Name:
    Unitarian Chapel
    Street Name:
    Friars Street
    Locality:
    Ipswich
    County:
    Suffolk
    District / Borough:
    Ipswich
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Ipswich
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA