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Numbers 28-33 and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2444 / 52°14'39"N

Longitude: 0.7068 / 0°42'24"E

OS Eastings: 584897

OS Northings: 264143

OS Grid: TL848641

Mapcode National: GBR QDZ.CHQ

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.6VJ9

Plus Code: 9F426PV4+QP

Entry Name: Numbers 28-33 and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466941

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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639-1/6/461 (South side)
Nos.28-33 (Consecutive)
and attached walls


Part of the former barracks of the West Suffolk Militia
Regiment, now all converted to houses or flats late C20.
1857/8. By RM Phipson, in partnership with G Morgan. In dark
red brick with blue headers and lighter red brick dressings.
Fully hipped slate roofs with wide eaves soffits. Elizabethan
PLAN: in 2 sections, probably single-depth to the left and
double-depth to the right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 8- and 11-window ranges. Nos 28 and 29
each have 2 paired casement windows to the 1st storey in deep
moulded brick reveals. 2 canted bays with slate roofs to the
ground storey have similar paired windows. Stone sill bands
run below all the windows. The entrance doors are flanked by
single-light windows, all in deep recesses.
The higher central section, containing Nos 30 to 33, is the
surviving building of a pair which included the armoury, guard
room and orderly room. It has a high ground storey with wide
plain pilasters at the angles and an upper storey above a
brick dentil course. A brick dentil course also below the
moulded sprockets of the eaves soffit. Central tripartite
windows on each storey have shallow pointed arches to the
surrounds. 2 similar paired windows to the upper storey. 2
matching doors with high pointed surrounds and rectangular
fanlights to the ground storey.
To the left of this block a lower section has paired casements
to each storey in the same style. Various high sawtooth
chimney-stacks, each with a row of tall terracotta pots.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Low red brick boundary walls along the frontage have stone
coping and higher dividing pillars with conical stone caps.
HISTORY: the 1853 Militia Act required each county to provide
NCO accommodation and a secure store for arms. These houses
may be part of the former. An unusual design, which forms part
of a group with the adjoining Nos 37-39 (qv).
(Harrod's Directory of Suffolk 1864: IPSWICH: 1864-: 71; Brown
C, Haward B & Kindred R: Dictionary of Architects of Suffolk
Buildings 1800-1914: Ipswich: 1991-: 158).

Listing NGR: TL8489764143

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