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Numbers 62 and 63 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2422 / 52°14'31"N

Longitude: 0.7131 / 0°42'47"E

OS Eastings: 585331

OS Northings: 263908

OS Grid: TL853639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.F3C

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9XT1

Entry Name: Numbers 62 and 63 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467799

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


639-1/15/719 (West side)
07/08/52 Nos.62 AND 63
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.61, 62 AND 63)


House, now divided into 2. C15 with later alterations.
Timber-framed, with the timbers exposed on the jettied gable
end of No.63; the remainder rendered. Plaintiled roofs. Basic
hall range and cross-wing plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. Random fenestration to the
main range: including one very wide 60-pane sash window in a
flush cased frame to the ground storey and one large gabled
dormer with a 3-light casement window. The 6-panel entrance
door to No.62 is paired with that to No.61 (qv) and has the
same plain wood surround and rectangular fanlight.
The cross-wing has a 4-light replacement mullioned window of
c1960 with square leaded panes to the upper storey flanked by
2 small late C16 3-light ovolo-mullioned side windows. On the
ground storey a 3-light C20 casement window with square leaded
panes on a moulded sill.
In the attic a leaded paned window fills part of an older
opening. A small gabled and jettied 2-storey extension to the
south side of the wing contains the ledged and battened
entrance door of No.63 in a wood surround with arched
spandrels. Across the front of the main range is a row of
spiked cast-iron garden railings with curly tops to the
dividing posts and a matching gate to No.62.
INTERIOR: small cellar below No.62 has a coved ceiling of
stone and brick and walling with large stone blocks. The
interior contains most of the 2-bay hall of the original
house: in the ground storey room the inserted main beam has a
double roll-moulding. The trusses of the former open hall are
constructed without tie-beams: long moulded arched braces are
pegged to the principal rafters, almost in the form of upper
crucks, but supported on corbels and rising to a collar.
Roof with a collar purlin running through the collars of the
trusses and below the collars of the remaining pairs of
rafters. An embattled fascia along the wallplates. The end
wall of the hall on the south has widely spaced substantial
joists. No.63 has an extensive cellar with a large main beam

and lodged joists.
The porch leads into the remains of a cross-entry at the lower
end of the hall; an original inner door has a high doorframe
with plain arched spandrels. Beside it, a carved corbel of the
end truss of the hall. The main living area is in the
cross-wing of the former house, divided into 2 on the ground
storey, but with the empty mortices of a former partition wall
in one cross beam.
The front ground storey room, now in 2-and-a-half bays, has a
plain heavy ceiling exposed. A chimney-stack on the north side
wall has stone jambs and an ornately carved and cambered
timber lintel with leaf-motifs which may have come from
another house.
The rear wall on the west is partly of stone and apparently
forms the gable end wall of the adjoining property in College
Lane. A 3-light Norman window with 2 column mullions, cushion
capitals and moulded bases, was discovered during restoration
in the mid 1960s, when the mullions were reversed.
On the upper storey the 2 front bays have an inserted early
C16 ceiling with multiple mouldings to the main beams and
joists. An attic storey has been created by raising the level
of the collars of the rafter roof to give sufficient headroom.

Listing NGR: TL8533163908

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