Benchmark, St Clement's - Ipswich, Suffolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 03.235 E 001° 09.694
31U E 373947 N 5768630
Quick Description: Cut benchmark on north west corner of St Clements church, Ipswich
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/11/2015 8:36:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMNC5G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
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Long Description:
Cut benchmark on north west corner of St Clements church, Ipswich.

"St Clement has the finest setting of all the dockland churches, despite the inner ring road that passes within ten metres of its north side. It was built over the part of the graveyard that adjoined the ironworks, which still survives across the road. Seen from this road, the handsome church is stately among its great trees. The clutter of small buildings that have surrounded it for hundreds of years have been cleared away, opening up a fine view from the west.

Until the 1960s, the graveyard was almost completely enclosed, accessible only by the footpath that still survives from Grimwade Street beside the former parish hall. Approached along this path, the unfolding pastoral vista curiously belies the urban context. The church itself is a fine example of fairly early perpendicular church-building, with a grand tower and as magnificent a clerestory as any Ipswich church. Even the Victorian chancel fits well, and all in all this is a church worth seeing."

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