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13 and 14, the Traverse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.245 / 52°14'42"N

Longitude: 0.7126 / 0°42'45"E

OS Eastings: 585290

OS Northings: 264227

OS Grid: TL852642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.705

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9TLT

Entry Name: 13 and 14, the Traverse

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467590

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


639-1/14/639 (East side)
07/08/52 Nos.13 AND 14
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.13 AND 14)
(Formerly Listed as:
Rear of Nos 11, 12, 13 & 14 The


House, now 2 shops. C16 rear; C17 front range with a late C19
facade. Timber-framed; front tile-hung in alternate plain and
fishscale bands. Slate roof with plain bargeboards and a
modillion eaves soffit.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys: the top storey is a C19 addition and the
building consists of 2 separate linked ranges, the rear facing
on to Skinner Street. Front with 4 window range: both upper
storeys have sashes with a single vertical glazing bar in
wooden frames. Heavy pedimented stucco architraves have
keystones and paterae on stub brackets.
The ground storey has 2 early C20 shop fronts with heavy
ornate console brackets to the fascias. The Skinner Street
frontage forms part of a timber-framed and jettied range of
c1500. Plaintiled roof.
2 storeys and attic. The 2 bays behind Nos 13 and 14 have
exposed framing on the upper storey and evidence of 3 phases
of window alteration: the lower part of 2 linked original
windows, replaced by one long 8-light C17 mullioned window,
both now blocked and replaced by 2 early C19 12-pane sash
windows in flush cased frames. The joist-ends of the jetty are
exposed below a moulded and embattled bressumer.
INTERIOR: modernised cellar below No.13 with a linking archway
in flint and Tudor brick between the front and rear. Cellar
below No.14 not readily accessible. No.13 has main cross-beams
exposed on the ground and 1st storeys with small chamfers and
scroll stops. Good original studding along the ground storey
of the north wall. No.14 has no original features exposed on
the ground storey.The 1st storey front has the same style of
cross-beams as No.13 and one supporting main post of the
original rear wall, the remainder cut away. A wide passageway
originally separated the front and rear ranges, now roofed
over. The 2-bay rear of No.14 is only part of a longer range
shared between several premises in The Traverse.

On the 1st storey the central tie-beam is supported by long
arched braces and a C17 upper ceiling has been inserted,
probably with a partition wall, now removed. Remains of a
crown-post roof in the attic, the crown-post removed, but
mortices in the collar purlin.

Listing NGR: TL8529064227

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

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