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1, Abbeygate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2448 / 52°14'41"N

Longitude: 0.7128 / 0°42'45"E

OS Eastings: 585300

OS Northings: 264203

OS Grid: TL853642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.71B

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9VN0

Plus Code: 9F426PV7+W4

Entry Name: 1, Abbeygate Street

Listing Date: 16 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1021953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466577

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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639-1/14/121 (North side)
16/06/89 No.1


Building society office, originally shop with living
accommodation above. Late C15, extended to rear (north) in
early C16. Restored 1988, when the present shop fronts were
inserted. Timber-framed and rendered, slated roof with
ornamental crest tiles. Gable end to south has C19 pierced
bargeboards and spike finial. Rendered external stack against
east wall and a small single-storey lean-to extension.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic and cellar. Single window
range. Occupies the south end of an island site between
Skinner Street and The Traverse. The upper floor was jettied
on all 3 sides, the jettying mostly reinstated and the
bressumer re-faced in 1988. At the gable end both bressumer
and mid-rail have embattled decoration. Only the tops of the
corner-posts survive, supported on C19 cast-iron columns
encased in timber. Timber shop front with central recessed
doorway. A 6-panel sash window at first floor and another at
attic level. Side facing The Traverse has projecting addition
with shop front; three 6-pane sash windows to upper floor.
Skinner Street frontage has small section of jetty with
original moulded and embattled bressumer and one original
bracket. 3 sash windows to upper floor.
INTERIOR: earlier phase in 3 bays with a one-bay addition at
the north end. Heavy close studding, most complete in the
front bay on the upper floor where it has been left exposed.
One wallplate has an edge-halved and bridled scarf with
undersquinted butts. Original upper windows had spandrels and
moulded mullions for which evidence is now mainly concealed.
The front bay was partitioned-off on both floors: the first
floor partition, with remains of tension braces, is largely
intact. Ground floor ceiling in front bay has chamfered
dragon-beams and heavy plain joists. Similar joists in the
other bays are now concealed. The front bay has a C17 upper
ceiling. The earlier work has a plain crown-post roof with
2-way bracing. Roof over rear bay renewed in C19. Cellar below
whole building, mainly with C20 rendering, but some fragments
of flint and old brick visible. A small projecting section
below the corner of Abbeygate Street and The Traverse has 2
courses of large ashlar blocks with flint rubble above and
below and a low arched roof of Tudor brick.

Listing NGR: TL8530064203

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