St Margaret's Church, Ipswich facts for kids
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|St Margaret's Church, Ipswich|
St Margaret's Church as seen from St Margaret's Green
|OS grid reference||TM 166 441|
|Website||St Margaret's Church, Ipswich|
|Dedication||St Margaret of Antioch|
|Heritage designation||Grade I|
|Designated||19 December 1951|
|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.
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.
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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