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  St. Margaret's Church
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  • St. Margaret's Church - Ipswich
      St. Margaret's Church
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  • The church seen from Christchurch Park - Ipswich
      The church seen from Christchurch Park
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Although Ipswich has 13 medieval churches still standing, St. Margaret’s is seen as the finest by far. Unlike the other twelve, it has kept most of its medieveal style. The masterpiece is the double hammerbeam roof which is known well beyond the town borders.

St. Margaret’s was built as the church of the Augustinian monastery in the late 13th century and quickly grew into the most popolous parish of Ipswich. It maintained this status even after the dissolution of the monasteries during Henry VII.’s reign when the augustinian monastery was destroyed. Although church attendance has declined in the 20th century, it is still in function as a parish church.

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  • Written Jan 8, 2009
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