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Number 61 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2421 / 52°14'31"N

Longitude: 0.7131 / 0°42'47"E

OS Eastings: 585333

OS Northings: 263904

OS Grid: TL853639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.F3D

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9XV2

Entry Name: Number 61 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467792

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


639-1/15/718 (West side)
07/08/52 No.61
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.61, 62 AND 63)


House. C14 with C16 alterations and extensions and full
restoration in 1994/5. Timber-framed and rendered, with raised
roughcast panels to the front; old plaintiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics: jettied along the street
frontage. One window to each storey: on the 1st storey, a
16-pane sash in a flush cased frame. On the ground storey, a
small-paned early C19 shop window with a rounded corner is
divided by pilasters and has panelled stall-boards. A 2-light
casement window in the attic has good ornate C17 window
latches. This surviving cross-wing is the oldest surviving
part of the complex which includes the whole of Nos 62 & 63
Whiting Street (qv). It was originally built against an
earlier, probably C13, hall range. A C16 chimney-stack on the
south gable wall indicates that at that time there was also a
range adjoining on the south: the top of the stack is in red
brick, with saw-tooth chimneys on a high base; the lower part
is rendered, and has a fireplace with stone jambs on the upper
storey of its south side. The 6-panel entrance door is in a
plain wood surround with a rectangular fanlight above.
Short C19 cast-iron railings and a matching gate with
arrow-head finials and scrolled tops to the main supports are
attached to the front of the house.
INTERIOR: cellar filled in. The entrance door leads into a
long passage which is structurally part of the adjoining C15
hall range to the north (now within No.62 and part of No.63):
the studding of the end wall of the hall is exposed, butted up
against the side-wall of this cross-wing. The wing is in 4
bays, divided on the upper storey into 2 rooms; the original
ground-storey arrangement is not clear, though there is now a
dividing wall. The main posts of the frame have the remains of
long 2-way braces rising to the wallplates, housed with open
lap joints, some slightly dovetailed. The front ground storey
room has a heavy C15 ceiling with a chamfered main beam
supported by large arched braces (one removed) and plain
joists. The rear room has a C14 ceiling with lodged joists. A

C16 fireplace in the front bay, part of the stack built
against the south wall has a wide opening with a fine cambered
lintel and supporting jambs of reused stone. On the upper
storey the main ceiling beams are closely set. The roof is a
plain C17 replacement with side purlins, but there is
fragmentary evidence in one truss that it was originally of
crown post form.
(Information from Philip Aitkens).

Listing NGR: TL8533363904

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