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5, Honey Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2423 / 52°14'32"N

Longitude: 0.7191 / 0°43'8"E

OS Eastings: 585745

OS Northings: 263936

OS Grid: TL857639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.GMS

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.FW1Y

Plus Code: 9F426PR9+WM

Entry Name: 5, Honey Hill

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022547

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466917

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 Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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639-1/11/443 (South side)
12/07/72 No.5
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
The Old Court House (adjoining Coach
and Horses PH on the West))


House; now used as Museum Office. c1590 with alterations of
the mid C18, c1900 and 1990. Timber-framed and plastered, the
front pargeted with large raised mid-C18 panels. Plaintiled
roof. One internal and one rear chimney-stack of C18 and C20
red brick. 2-cell plan with a modified cross-wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics: 3 window range: mid-C18
casements with transoms and leaded lights, mainly renewed
c1900 with wooden label moulds. Entrance doorway of c1900 in a
single-storey extension to the right; boarded and battened
door with fanlight.
INTERIOR: hall to the left with altered mid-C16 open fireplace
and moulded mid-C16 1st storey beams and joists, adapted and
re-used c1590. Fragmentary wall painting of floral designs
over fireplace. Parlour to the right with plain and massive
joists. A late C17 wall-painting fragment of a tromp-l'oeil
arcaded window. The hall chamber has fragmentary but more
important wall-painting of c1590 with alternate vertical
panels in red and grey with a foliate frieze of black and
white on grey; on the east wall are 2 damaged black letter
Scriptural inscriptions in red borders taken from Barker's
version of the Bible of 1581.
The parlour chamber has similar wall-paintings in which the
panels have an additional frieze of diamonds within a red

Listing NGR: TL8574563936

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