Tin Chapel

Tin Chapel, Bawdsey Manor Estate – The tin chapel was constructed in the late nineteenth century by Cuthbert Quilter for the works on his 3000-acre Estate. Originally thatched, the tin chapel was a prefabricated building similar to may that were shipped off to the British colonies in the Late Victorian Empire for use as chapels, school rooms, houses, and shops. Of simple prefabricated construction, these buildings form a distinctive and important building type, well worthy of preservation. A fine example in good condition can be seen adjacent Bury St Edmunds railway station. The tin chapel at Bawdsey Manor is neglected and in poor and deteriorating condition and the Trust is looking for the support of the new owners of the Estate to find a new, low key use for this attractive curtilage-listed building. 

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