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Number 42 (West Half)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2465 / 52°14'47"N

Longitude: 0.7129 / 0°42'46"E

OS Eastings: 585299

OS Northings: 264388

OS Grid: TL852643

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.11V

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9SQQ

Entry Name: Number 42 (West Half)

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466759

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


639-1/7/289 (North side)
18/12/89 No.42
(West half)


Former lodging range to inn, now largely disused. Early C16,
reroofed in the late C19. Timber-framed and rendered; a
slightly recessed wall of C16 brick fronting Brentgovel
Street; gabled slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 2 window range to the formerly jettied
Brentgovel Street frontage. The ground storey has C20 plank
double doors to a wide entry on the left. The 1st storey has 2
C19 12-pane sash windows flanking a central late- C19 loading
doorway, with half-glazed double doors and cast-iron swinging
crane, mounted on a heavy timber wall-post.
INTERIOR: exposed timber frame in 3 bays with middle rails,
studding, jowled wall posts and chamfered wallplates; late C19
roof structure. 2 bays of the ground-storey ceiling are
visible; heavy chamfered cross-beams and substantial plain
joists with barefaced soffit tenons. The 1st storey has
evidence for a diamond-mullioned window with rebates for
shutters to the north (front) wall, and roll-moulded
tie-beams, one of which has arched braces; the roll-moulded
binding beams and joists have been remoulded.
An original passage along the south (rear) wall, with a braced
post defining the north side, was probably built as a gallery
overlooking the rear yard of Moyses Hall (qv). The easternmost
ground-storey bay is at present within No.42 (east half) (qv),
where none of the structure is visible.
This building is of considerable significance in the history
of Moyses Hall, as it implies that at least part of the
complex was in use as an inn c1500.

Listing NGR: TL8529964388

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

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