Monument record IPS 205 - St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich, (IAS 5101).

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St. Nicholas Church and cemetery.


Grid reference Centred TM 1617 4427 (58m by 78m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Probably a church of early foundation, in North aisle are 11th Century carvings. The nave and aiseles are 14th Century. There are additions and alterations from 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th Centuries. Tower rebuilt in 1888. Details in (S2)(S3). Recorded in cartulary of St Peters and Pauls Priory (Stoke Bridge, Ipswich) in 1190. Also recorded in documents of 1254 & 1291.

Details and photographs in Basil Brown Archive (S1, S4, S5).

1827: Repairs found "Five large urns embedded in a wall, which did not contaiun bones or ashes (S4).

2002: A Historic Environment Mitigation Strategy for the Re-ordering of: St Nicholas Church Friars Rd Ipswich (The Archaeological consultancy).

2003: GeoPhysical Survery (GSB Prospection).

2004: Evaluation in advance of construction (IPS 442).

2005: Monitoring works prior to remodelling & re-use of church (Report confused, marked as IPS 442).

See also (S6-S10).

[letter, number] refers to mentions in the Suffolk Council Archaeological Service Ipswich Documentary Card index.
Mentioned 1190
St Michaels church

Visible on Speede's Map of 1610, (S12)

Site of cross in St Nicholas' churchyard, documented in 1506, (S13).

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XCVI, 152.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. Ipswich, 302-303.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Suffolk, 1975 ed, 294-295.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. XXXI, 66..
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Dr Peter Wardle. 2003. Historic Environment Mitigation Strategy for the Re-ordering of: St Nicholas Church Friars Rd Ipswich.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: GSB Prospection. 2003. St Nicholas Church Ipswich..
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Breen, A. 2004. St Nicholas Church, Ipswich.
  • <S9> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2006. St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich (IPS 442), A Recording of Archaeological Work Associated with the Recording and Extension to the Existing Building.
  • <S10> Unpublished document: Council for the Care of Churches. 1982. Report, Ipswich, St. Nicholas, suffolk.
  • <S11> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Ipswich Documentary Card index.
  • <S12> Cartographic materials: Speede, J.. 1610. Map of Ipswich..
  • <S13> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S13> Unpublished document: Harescourte, W. 1506. Will of William Harescourte Dec 7 1506 (Rev C H Evelyn White).

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 24 2021 12:12PM

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