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Unitarian Meeting House

Friars Street, Ipswich IP1 1TD, England
+44 1473 218217
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Beautiful building

This fine example of architecture is open to the public during the summer months on Thursdays and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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A quiet place amid the bustle of the Town

The Unitarian Meeting House dates from 1699 and is a Grade I listed building. As one of the finest... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Friars Street, Ipswich IP1 1TD, England
+44 1473 218217
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fine example of architecture is open to the public during the summer months on Thursdays and Saturdays 12-4pm. The building is beautiful and when I entered a very friendly woman gave me a brief history lesson which was very interesting. This is an example...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Unitarian Meeting House dates from 1699 and is a Grade I listed building. As one of the finest remaining meeting houses in the land it is well worth a visit. Some of its land and graves were lost in a road widening scheme. Other...More

Thank DavidEBelton
Reviewed 8 December 2016

What a stunning building. Had the pleasure of seeing our friends get married here and must say it was a lovely experience. From the outside you would never guess how traditional the interior is - well worth a look!

Thank Justine S
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We visited today, the building is an architectural gem on the outside, but once within those doors you are transformed back to the 1700's when the building was built. It has original pulpit, and carvings, and the atmosphere is amazing. High backed pews and a...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

In the heart of a busy town is this little oasis of tranquility and history. This building dates back to the days when people sought to find their own ways of worshiping God. Both architechturally and historically a treasured gem of this town.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 3 June 2016

An interesting building worth a visit,n not very large but full of history and character,might be hard to walk around should you have a disability but you should still try and take a peek

Thank margarethall8
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This building is an insight into early freedom (or lack of) of religious activity, complete with watch windows and multiple exits to "escape" quickly. Because it's history is so fascinating, it's really best to go when they are running their short guided tours; but you'll...More

Thank TheGreatRaymondo
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We were walking past and were invited in, I am glad we accepted as the interior retains much of the past we were given a guided tour, with a complete history of the building. One particular item that stands out being the wig pegs in...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This Unitarian church dates from 1700 and has most of the original dark wood interior... lots of small pews. There is still the original peep-hole in the door where a member of the congregation would always look-out for the kings men! Worth visiting.

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a unique beautiful building. The occasion for the visit was sad but if I had not attended I would not have seen such a marvellous building.

Thank Anne D
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