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68, Whiting Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2429 / 52°14'34"N

Longitude: 0.7129 / 0°42'46"E

OS Eastings: 585318

OS Northings: 263988

OS Grid: TL853639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.733

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9WRH

Entry Name: 68, Whiting Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096713

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467818

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 Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/15/722 (West side)
07/08/52 No.68


House. Early C16 and C18. Timber-framed and rendered with a
parapet and modillion cornice. Tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. One window to each storey: a
tripartite sash to the upper storey with a 12-pane central
light. A lead-covered canted bay to the ground storey with
fluted pilasters and cornice has a 12-pane central window and
2 8-pane side windows. A recessed 6-panel entrance door with
the top 2 panels glazed and a fanlight with radiating glazing
bars in a doorcase with panelled reveals, pilasters and an
open pediment. One segmental-headed dormer with a 2-light
window. A long rear wing.
INTERIOR: there is no cellar. The front range is in
two-and-a-half bays, with a partition wall formerly dividing
off the half bay. The main ceiling has heavy roll-moulded
cross-beams carved on the sides and soffit with variants of
folded-leaf motif. The joists have double ogee mouldings and
run-off stops. The house was originally jettied along the
street frontage.
The chimney-stack on the rear wall has a re-set timber lintel
cut down in size with multiple mouldings, leaf-motif in the
cambered top and ends with simulated window tracery. The
brickwork is renewed and resited. This stack links with the
long rear wing but no fireplace remains on the ground storey.
On the upper storey the rear fireplace has a moulded and
cambered lintel with leaf-motif and original brickwork with
the remains of red ochre colouring and lining. The front upper
room has a main beam with leaf motif and an applied fascia in
the same style along the rear wall.
The rear wing has a false ceiling to the ground storey, but
through a trap door a heavy chamfered main beam and plain
unchamfered joists can be seen. The roof has pegged original
rafters but no other structure visible. This wing is parallel
to and slightly post-dates the rear wing of No.67 (qv):
through a gap in the framing the side wall of No.67 is seen to
be covered with original comb pargeting.

Listing NGR: TL8531863988

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

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