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


  • 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

Contact Details

Simon Buteux 01223 582754

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England