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Latitude: 52.2446 / 52°14'40"N
Longitude: 0.7099 / 0°42'35"E
OS Eastings: 585106
OS Northings: 264171
OS Grid: TL851641
Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6B5
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.8V55
Plus Code: 9F426PV5+RX
Entry Name: 2, Kings Road
Listing Date: 30 October 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1022567
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466937
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33
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
BURY ST EDMUNDS
TL8564SW KING'S ROAD
639-1/7/460 (South side)
House. Early C17. Timber-framed and rendered; faced in white
brick; C20 plaintiled roof with pierced and fluted bargeboards
to the north gable. Two 2-storey rear wings, one on the south
east, rendered, the other, infilling the angle between the
south-east wing and the front, with walls in a mixture of
flint and old red brick.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. One window to each storey on
the front: a sash with a single vertical glazing bar in a
flush cased frame to the upper storey and a tripartite
Edwardian canted bay with sash windows to the ground storey. A
recessed entrance door in a wood doorcase with panelled
reveals, pilasters and cornice which match those of No.1 (qv)
adjoining. An internal chimney-stack, formerly on the gable
end but now shared with the adjoining house, has a large plain
rectangular shaft with corbelled head.
INTERIOR: C17 cellar below the front range, with walls of
brick and flint and many reused stone blocks, has a series of
wide rounded niches in the walls and an original timber
ceiling with joists set on edge. Front range in 2 bays: empty
mortices in the main beam show that it was initially divided
into 2 rooms, but the layout was altered in the early C19 with
a stair inserted in the northern bay, possibly replacing an
earlier stair within this bay.
On the 1st storey there was originally one 2-bay room. The
chimney-stack was originally set externally on the south gable
wall. It has the remains of a fine hearth on each storey: on
the ground storey, the rounded sides of the fireplace were
damaged by later alterations, including the insertion of a
bake-oven. The brick jambs are ovolo- moulded and the whole
surround was originally rendered over the brick. The plain
timber lintel is keyed for plaster. The smaller fireplace on
the 1st storey is still complete with a rounded back,
ovolo-moulded jambs and very marked traces of original red
ochre colouring and lining on the brickwork.
In the attics very substantial main timbers are exposed. The
attic floor is set below wallplate level with the main
supporting timbers morticed into the sides of the main posts
rather than linking their tops (cf. No.40, Crown Street, qv).
The narrow south-east wing is contemporary, or
near-contemporary with the front and has one original 3-light
window with ovolo-moulded mullions and small vertical bars. 2
other similar windows, found during recent restoration, have
been resited along the former rear wall of the front range.
The north-east wing was added in the late C18 or early C19 and
contains a number of reused timbers.
Listing NGR: TL8510664171
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