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10, 11 and 12, the Traverse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2452 / 52°14'42"N

Longitude: 0.7127 / 0°42'45"E

OS Eastings: 585292

OS Northings: 264245

OS Grid: TL852642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.703

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9TMQ

Entry Name: 10, 11 and 12, the Traverse

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467589

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


639-1/14/638 Nos.10, 11 AND 12
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.10, 11 AND 12)
(Formerly Listed as:
Rear of Nos 11, 12, 13 & 14 The


A pair of houses, now divided into 3 separate shop premises on
the ground storey but divided between 2 on the upper storeys.
Basically late C15 and early C16 with early C19 alterations.
Timber-framed, initially jettied along the street frontage;
plaintiled roofs with a moulded wood eaves cornice.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attics and cellars. 4 window range: all
12-pane sashes in flush cased frames, but the window of No.10
set higher than the remainder. 3 lead-covered segmental-headed
dormers with rendered cheeks and small-paned casement windows.
3 C20 shop fronts to the ground storey.
The rear ranges were formerly separate timber-framed houses
facing on to Skinner Street, now joined to The Traverse
frontages. No.10 contains a shop which occupies only the
ground storey and is linked to the ground-storey Skinner
Street frontage of No.9B The Traverse (qv under Nos 9, 9A and
9B The Traverse). No.11 has a small late C15 2-bay range to
Skinner Street, rendered and jettied, with the joist ends of
the jetty exposed, but it also overlaps with another late C15
jettied house to the south where part of the jetty has been
underbuilt and the roofline is higher. 2 windows to the 1st
storey: a tripartite small-paned window above the exposed
jetty has a large central 16-pane sash and 2 smaller side
lights, but is made up of reused parts; to the south of it, a
12-pane sash window in a flush cased frame.
On the ground storey one 12-pane and one 16-pane sash window,
both in flush cased frames with panelled external shutters. A
large rendered lucum-like dormer has a 2-light casement
A half-glazed door set at an angle has panes of old bull's eye
glass. The Skinner Street range behind No.12 The Traverse is
rendered, with part of the jetty underbuilt but part exposed;
embattled ornament along the bressumer. Two 12-pane sash
windows to the upper storey, one 12-pane sash and another with

plate glass to the ground storey, all in flush cased frames.
INTERIOR: extensive cellars with walling of brick, flint and
stone blocks; wide arched recesses below No.12. Little framing
survives on the ground or 1st storeys, but since recent
restoration the gap between the Traverse and Skinner Street
sections is clearly visible, and also the join between the 2
frames on the upper rear of No.11. The 2-bay northern part of
No.11 has a crown-post roof, formerly in an attic, but now
blocked off: the shaft and capital are mutilated but retain
part of their mouldings. Formerly braced 4 ways. but now with
braces only to the collar-purlin.
Along the east slope of the roof most of the original rafters
have been cut away and replaced by rafters with side purlins.
Little framing exposed within No.12, but part of the structure
of the underbuilt jetty is visible along the Skinner Street
side: a main post carries a solid bracket with a moulded
capital and shaft below it. Crown post roof.

Listing NGR: TL8529264245

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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