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Guildhall Feoffment County Primary School and Masters House and Attached Walls and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2418 / 52°14'30"N

Longitude: 0.716 / 0°42'57"E

OS Eastings: 585533

OS Northings: 263873

OS Grid: TL855638

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.FTF

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CXCB

Entry Name: Guildhall Feoffment County Primary School and Masters House and Attached Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 11 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466668

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


639-1/11/208 (West side)
11/02/87 Guildhall Feoffment CP School and
Master's House & attached walls &


Primary school, with master's house attached, originally built
by the Guildhall Feoffment Trust as a Poor Boys' School. 1843,
by HE Kendall, architect. Red brick with black brick headers,
white brick, knapped flint dressings, slate roof.
EXTERIOR: one storey school, one-and-a-half storey house. In
Tudor Gothic style. The main school room has a tripartite
gabled front with 4-light traceried windows: mullion and
transom divisions, 4-centred arched heads to lights,
intersected tracery heads. Brick drip-mould. 2 outer single
casements with 4-centred arched heads. Black headers in
diamonds below, 4 knapped flint buttresses rising through the
parapet of the gable as finials. Blank shields under drip
mould in apex. Roof with boarded rectangular cupola.
Battlemented single-storey wing to left, battlemented screen
wall with 4-centred arched gate, buttresses and parapet with
shield to right.
A range fronting on College Street, contemporary and in the
same style but initially detached, is now linked by C20
extensions to the main block. The master's house, attached at
the right, has a ground storey rectangular bow with 3-light
arch-headed casement; one single-light 1st floor casement.
Clasping angle buttresses, parapet gable. Brick and flint
dwarf wall with single and double pedestrian wicket gates with
gate piers attached.
INTERIOR of the school hall has a 5-bay open timber roof in
Jacobean style with arch-braced hammer-beam trusses and cusped
spandrels to the collar braces. Square moulded hanging
finials; 3 rows of through purlins. One classroom has a timber
arch-braced collar truss.

Listing NGR: TL8553363873

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