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2, Abbeygate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2449 / 52°14'41"N

Longitude: 0.7129 / 0°42'46"E

OS Eastings: 585308

OS Northings: 264211

OS Grid: TL853642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.72D

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9TQY

Plus Code: 9F426PV7+X5

Entry Name: 2, Abbeygate Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1021954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466578

ID on this website: 101021954

Location: Bury St Edmunds, West 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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639-1/14/122 (North side)
07/08/52 No.2


House, now building society offices. Early C17 restored in
1969. Timber-framed with a cement-rendered front in pargeted
panels. Tiled roofs.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attics and cellars. The Abbeygate
Street facade has a slightly projecting gable above the 2nd
storey windows with a coved soffit decorated with paterae. 2
window range on the Abbeygate Street frontage and 4 window
range on the Skinner Street front, all small-paned sashes in
cased frames with moulded wood architraves. The south front
has a 'Perpendicular Gothic' niche with a figure of St Edmund.
A fine internal C17 moulded brick chimney-stack has square
corner shafts attached to a central stack.
INTERIOR: in 5 bays; all original partitions removed on the
ground floor. The bay adjacent to Abbeygate Street (south) has
an ovolo-moulded main beam on both ground and first floors. On
the 2nd floor jowled main posts, wallplates and some plain
studding are exposed; the chamfered main beams have curved
stops and groove. Against part of the east wall a small
section of early C17 panelling with carving in low relief and
a 3-light C16 mullioned window with moulded mullions. The
principal feature of the interior is the fine ornate Jacobean
stair with open lantern newels and pierced splat balusters. An
original dog-leg section is on the first and 2nd floors; the
separate flight from the ground floor incorporates some
original pieces but is mainly a reproduction of 1969.
The roofs were replaced during restoration. The large cellar,
divided into C20 storage areas, has some small blocks of
reused stone along the front and east walls, interspersed with
old brick and flint.

Listing NGR: TL8530864211

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