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A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.242 / 52°14'31"N

Longitude: 0.7131 / 0°42'47"E

OS Eastings: 585333

OS Northings: 263886

OS Grid: TL853638

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.F3F

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9XV6

Entry Name: Greyfriars

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467788

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


639-1/15/717 (West side)
07/08/52 No.60


House. C16, C17 and C19. Timber-framed and rendered;
plaintiled roof, with a coved modillion eaves cornice. To the
south, a 2-storey C19 extension in painted brick with a slate
roof. The main house is jettied along the street frontage with
the joist ends of the jetty covered by a wooden fascia.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. 4 window range: tripartite
sashes with 12-pane central windows and 4-pane outer windows
in flush cased frames. The window at the south end has a
segmental head to the frame. 3 similar windows to the ground
storey. 3 segmental-headed lead-covered dormers have 2-light
C19 casement windows. A 6-panel door with a rectangular
fanlight has fluted pilasters and enriched console brackets
below the jetty. It is approached by 3 stone steps with
cast-iron handrails. 3 gabled extensions at the rear with
plain bargeboards.
The northernmost gable has been extended with a wide
semicircular Edwardian bay to the ground storey with 4 sash
windows. A smaller canted 4-light bay to the 1st storey has a
slate roof. The remaining gables have a random arrangement of
small-paned sash windows.
INTERIOR: a small cellar with walling including stone blocks,
flint and old render, has an original timber ceiling and stone
supports to the base of the internal chimney-stack. On the
ground storey several Edwardian stone fireplaces. The entrance
hall has a panelled dado in Jacobean style but with linenfold
panels, some original, but with much Edwardian addition. The
main cross beams in the entrance hall do not match, and there
is evidence of a former partition.
The internal chimney-stack appears to be an insertion. The end
ground floor room on the right has full C18 panelling. The
southernmost rear wing has a lower ceiling with a plain
chamfered main beam and seems to be the oldest part of the
house. Stair in 2 phases: the lower stage is early C19, with
wreathed handrails and thin column balusters, the upper
balustrade has C18 moulded balusters. The main roof has a
plain crown-post form with some evidence of alteration, the
posts with very heavy braces and at the south end with the
collar-purlin at a lower level than the remainder. The centre
rear gable has a side purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TL8533363886

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