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4, Honey Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2423 / 52°14'32"N

Longitude: 0.7193 / 0°43'9"E

OS Eastings: 585756

OS Northings: 263939

OS Grid: TL857639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.GNW

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.FW3Y

Entry Name: 4, Honey Hill

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466916

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

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 Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/11/442 (South side)
12/07/72 No.4
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
(Coach and Horses Public House))


House; later a public house but now a house again. C14 core
with C17 and later additions and alterations; restored by the
Bury St Edmunds Town Trust in 1988. Timber-framed and
rendered; slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attic; originally with an
aisled hall and a 3-bay cross-wing to the west. 4 window
range: 12-pane sashes in flush cased frames. A half-glazed C20
entrance door is in a plain wood surround.
INTERIOR: large cellars in 2 sections: on the east, mixed
walling with Tudor brick below the area of the C17 rear stair
wing and one angle with chamfered stone quoins. Other walls
have a mixture of rubble flint, reused stone blocks and brick.
On the west, a smaller cellar has rough walling in a similar
combination and the dividing wall between the 2 parts is
particularly rough and irregular. All the wall surfaces are
On the ground storey, one truss, originally at the upper end
of the C14 aisled hall, contains 2 reused C13 arcade posts
with trenches for passing braces. At the south end of this
truss is a blocked ogee-headed doorway which originally led
from the cross-wing into the aisled hall. Exposed timbers in
the remainder of the house are limited and all of the C17: the
inserted main beam in the former open hall area is
ovolo-moulded with cut-off stops.
A large ovolo-moulded beam on the 1st storey is unrelated to
main posts. A 2-bay rear wing on the south-west has principal
rafters visible, and in the attic the west gable has the
remains of widely-spaced C14 framing with wattle-and-daub
infill surviving. The rear stair wing has widely spaced C17
studding on the upper storeys and rises to the attics. The
early C19 winder stair has stick balusters, turned newels and
closed strings.
(Aitkens P: No.4 Honey Hill: a report on the architectural
history: 1988-).

Listing NGR: TL8575663939

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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