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8 and 8a, the Traverse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2453 / 52°14'43"N

Longitude: 0.7126 / 0°42'45"E

OS Eastings: 585284

OS Northings: 264258

OS Grid: TL852642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6YN

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9TKM

Entry Name: 8 and 8a, the Traverse

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467587

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


639-1/14/636 Nos.8 AND 8A
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)


House, now a shop. No.8A covers most of the upper storeys and
contains 3 flats. Early C19 front, mid-to-late C16 core.
Timber-framed; fronted in early C19 white brick with a plain
parapet and moulded stone cornice. Roof tiled and steeply
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attics. 3 window range: 12-pane sashes
to both upper storeys in plain reveals with flat gauged
arches. One segmental-headed dormer. A C20 shop front to the
ground storey has ornate C19 console brackets at each end of
the fascia. The Skinner Street frontage has 2 small-paned
sliding sash windows to the 2nd storey.
INTERIOR: extensive cellars with large chamfered main beams.
One small vaulted section on a lower level, in flint and Tudor
brick, runs below the street. The 2-bay front range, which was
probably originally jettied, has main cross-beams with a
shallow multiple roll moulding and was initially divided into
2, with a similar arrangement on the 1st storey. Both
partition walls have been removed. A section of good studding
exposed on the upper north wall.
The layout of the upper storeys is complex, with some main
components of the timber-framed rear range, fronting on
Skinner Street, exposed. The top storey is an addition, but
still timber-framed, with wallplates and tie-beams exposed.

Listing NGR: TL8528464258

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