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St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.25 / 52°14'59"N

Longitude: 0.7287 / 0°43'43"E

OS Eastings: 586365

OS Northings: 264820

OS Grid: TL863648

Mapcode National: GBR QDT.YWV

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.LQ20

Entry Name: St Nicholas

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466910

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP32

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

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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Listing Text


639-1/5/437 (East side)
07/08/52 No.2
St Nicholas
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
(including wall and ruins of St
Nicholas Hospital))


House, built on the site of the former Hospital of St Nicholas
and incorporating fragments of it. Late C15, but mainly C17,
C18 and C19. Part timber-framed and rendered, part with
exposed timbering and brick nogging, part red brick.
Plain-tile roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics; complex development,
with the exterior formed of several different sections. The
west facade, facing Hollow Road, has 2 bays of timber-framing
at the south end built up on a ground storey wall of rendered
flint rubble. The timbers are partly replaced, with a blocked
original window and later windows infilled with brick nogging.
To the north of this section is a projecting late C15/early
C16 red brick chimney-stack with a diaper-patterned base and a
recessed arcaded panel above, now painted black and divided by
6 slender wooden columns to simulate mullions. A C20 window
has been cut through part of it. Above the arcade the stack
has been rebuilt with C19 crow-stepping and a large plain
rectangular shaft.
Further north again the upper wall is rendered, above a ground
storey of mixed red brick and stone blocks, with a projecting
red brick entrance porch, approached by 3 rounded stone steps,
the top step part of a re-used sundial. The end section is in
C19 red brick: a projecting square bay with mock timbering has
5 small-paned casement windows. The remaining windows on the
west and north sides are 2-light mid-C19 in a Romanesque
style. The south gable has Gothick wooden hood-moulds above a
small-paned 1st-storey sash window and a 2-light attic window
which has trefoil heads to the lights and a quatrefoil above.
The rear elevation is equally complex.
At the south end the 1st storey has a curious applied wooden
arcade of 5 rounded arches which may be late C17, but has a
12-pane sash window at each end. On the ground storey, a large
flat-roofed canted bay with small-paned sash windows, the

principal window surmounted by a fanlight with Gothick
tracery. A Jacobean rear door, in line with the front entrance
door, has a rectangular ovolo-moulded surround below a storied
C19 porch which has an open ground storey.
INTERIOR: the chimney-stack on the west side, which is likely
to be part of the medieval hospital buildings, and parts of
the lower walling on the west, appear to be the oldest parts
of the house. The 5 timber-framed bays at the south end are
C17, with little framing visible. On the upper floor, the main
cross-beams are exposed and there is some original
floor-boarding. Part of the roof can be seen, with the
rafters, some re-used, pegged at the apex. The principal
ground storey room, to the right of the entry, has early C18
rococo ornament to the architraves of the doors and a fine
fireplace surround with panels of both brown and white figured
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 152-3).

Listing NGR: TL8636564820

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