Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House Church

 

The Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House built in the 17th century is regarded by various sources as the ‘finest timber framed meeting house of its kind in Britain’. What makes it particularly important in terms of its architectural significance and importance in the context of Unitarianism is the fact that the Meeting House remains almost exactly as it was originally built in 1700 with the plan form, fittings and interior details almost all original. The building therefore represents a unique expression of the architecture of Protestant Dissenters and the early evolution of Unitarianism.

A £40,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant will help fund structural repairs at the Grade I listed Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House in Ipswich, making it watertight and preserving its historic fabric. The church is currently on the Historic England ‘At Risk Register’. The intention is for this project to bring the building to a point where it will be able to be taken off the register.

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