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Tower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2435 / 52°14'36"N

Longitude: 0.7167 / 0°42'59"E

OS Eastings: 585571

OS Northings: 264063

OS Grid: TL855640

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.80Q

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CWQ1

Entry Name: Tower House

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076932

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466768

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

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 Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/8/296 (East side)
12/07/72 Nos.1 AND 2
Tower House


Former Penny Bank, now offices. Dated 1846 on the north front.
Possibly by LN Cottingham (1787-1847). In red brick with
purple brick diapering and stone dressings; roofs with shaped
tiles and elaborately patterned moulded brick shafted
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. 4 window range on the West
front and 5 window range on the North front facing the Norman
Tower. The windows are stone dressed, 2- 3- and 4-light,
double banked, traceried. There is a 7-light window on the
ground storey of the North front and a central chimney-stack,
2 gables, and a doorway with a pitched canopy and elaborately
carved stone arch carried on ogee brackets and short pillars.
The North end of the East front has a gable with heavy moulded
brick coping, a stone oriel window on the 1st storey and 2
narrow traceried windows below. The East front has a low
parapet with a moulded tile coping. A 'Tudor' arched door with
carved spandrels is set in a rectangular, stone dressed
opening. A stone band runs between storeys and there is a
moulded stone capped plinth. The East front adjoins Tower
Cottages which is in the same style and is described under
Abbey Precincts.
INTERIOR: extensive cellars, part brick-lined, part flint;
heavy re-used main beams to the ceilings. Some surviving
original features inside, including the ground storey ceilings
which have plaster cornices with Tudor flower ornament. Newel
stair with a round newel post moulded on the top storey.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 150).

Listing NGR: TL8557164063

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

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