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St Margaret's Church, Ipswich
St Margaret's Church, Ipswich
Ipswich - Church of St Margaret.jpg
St Margaret's Church as seen from St Margaret's Green
Coordinates: 52°03′47″N 1°09′27″E / 52.06318°N 1.15742°E / 52.06318; 1.15742
OS grid reference TM 166 441
Location Ipswich, Suffolk
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Margaret's Church, Ipswich
History
Founded c.1300
Dedication St Margaret of Antioch
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 19 December 1951
Architectural type Church
Style Perpendicular Gothic
Specifications
Materials Flint with stone dressings

St Margaret's Church is a medieval church in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It was built in around 1300 by the Augustinian canons of the adjacent Priory of the Holy Trinity to cater for the increasing population. The building and much of the congregation was located just outside the ramparts to the north of medieval Ipswich.

The building dates from the 15th century, but the tower was rebuilt in the 19th century.

Church organ

The organ was bought in 1981. It had previously been installed in Holy Trinity Church, Bedford, but this church had become redundant in 1974. It was originally installed J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd in 1859. The organ was originally tuned to the Old Philharmonic pitch (A452.5). However this was deflated to the current ISO 16 Stuttgart pitch when the organ was cleaned and repaired in 2012–3.

Patronage

The Simeon Trustees have held the patronage of St Margaret's for a number of years. In 1867 they appointed Samuel Garratt as minister of the church.

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