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The Suffolk Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2451 / 52°14'42"N

Longitude: 0.7136 / 0°42'49"E

OS Eastings: 585357

OS Northings: 264240

OS Grid: TL853642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.77S

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BT3R

Entry Name: The Suffolk Hotel

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466685

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 John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/14/221 (East side)
07/08/52 No.36
The Suffolk Hotel


Formerly known as: The Greyhound Inn BUTTERMARKET.
Hotel, formerly The Greyhound Inn, renamed The Suffolk in the
C19. Rebuilt on an older site in the early C17; front of c1830
with the ground storey remodelled c1873, when a wide carriage
entrance through the building was infilled and the ground
storey windows replaced. Basically timber-framed; rendered
front; slate roof with a paired modillion eaves soffit and a
richly decorated plaster frieze below it.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars. 8 window range: sashes in
flush cased frames, those on the 1st storey without
glazing-bars; 9-pane to the 2nd storey. A moulded stucco band
with acanthus-leaf decoration runs below the 2nd-storey
windows. Below the 1st-storey windows a continuous row of
cast-iron guard rails. 10 windows and 2 doors to the ground
storey, arranged 4:1:3:1:3. The windows are set into a
semicircular-headed arcade with enriched keystones. Between
the windows are polished pink granite columns, added in 1873,
with ornate 'Romanesquoid' capitals. 6 Corinthian pilasters
spaced across the front have the capitals, variously
ornamented with acanthus leaves, vine leaves and grapes,
picked out in bright colours.
INTERIOR: the extensive cellars have no readily identifiable
medieval features. Considerable modernising to interior.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 149).

Listing NGR: TL8535764240

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