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St Nicholas' Church, Ipswich is a medieval church in Ipswich. It is currently used by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich as a conference centre and is adjacent to the diocesan offices, the bishops' offices and residences. The church dates from 1300 and was substantially refitted in 1849. The fifteenth century tower was rebuilt in 1886.

St Nicholas Parish

St Nicholas was a parish church and in the late medieval times this parish was part of Ipswich south ward, along with the parish of St Peters.


The church has a ring of 5 bells all but the 2nd were cast by Henry Pleasant of Sudbury in 1706. The second was cast by Miles I Graye of Colchester in 1630. All 5 bells hang in oak frame dating from c.1706.

Bells of St Nicholas', Ipswich
Bell Date Note Diameter Founder Weight
long measure lb kg
Treble 1706 Eb 27.50 in (69.9 cm) Henry Pleasant 4 long cwt 2 qr 500 230
2nd 1630 Db 28.38 in (72.1 cm) Miles I Graye 4 long cwt 3 qr 530 240
3rd 1706 C 30.31 in (77.0 cm) Henry Pleasant 5 long cwt 1 qr 590 270
4th 1706 Bb 34.63 in (88.0 cm) Henry Pleasant 7 long cwt 1 qr 810 370
Tenor 1706 Ab 39.38 in (100.0 cm) Henry Pleasant 10 long cwt 1,100 500
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