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2, St Marys Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2413 / 52°14'28"N

Longitude: 0.719 / 0°43'8"E

OS Eastings: 585742

OS Northings: 263824

OS Grid: TL857638

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.GM1

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.DXZQ

Entry Name: 2, St Marys Square

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467343

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


639-1/11/620 (North side)
07/08/52 No.2


House. C18, with C15 and C17 core. Red brick facing over a
timber frame; rendered rear, partly jettied. Tiled roof with a
wood modillion eaves cornice.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics. 3 window range:
3-light small-paned casements in plain reveals with finely
gauged brick arches. 3 flat-headed dormers with 2-light single
bar casement windows. A central 4-panel entrance door with
horizontal upper and lower panels has a shallow rectangular
fanlight and a narrow panelled architrave with a flat hood on
console brackets.
INTERIOR: cellar with walling of flint and reused stone
blocks; one very worn reset corbel head. The interior is
complex and much altered with many features concealed and
confusion because false timbering has been introduced. In the
room to the right of the entrance hall there is evidence for
an underbuilt jetty supported on 2 cast-iron columns.
The reconstructed fireplace on the back wall has a moulded
beam inserted as a lintel. Exposed timbering in the entrance
hall is mainly a later introduction, but the studded wall on
the left appears to be part of the original frame. A half bay
at the west end of the house is a fragment of No.1 St Mary's
Square, demolished for road-widening. This has a section of
very heavy ceiling joists for a jetty; the remaining framing
in the room is hidden.
On the 1st storey the 2 bays on the west have good exposed
studding: in the end room, a shutter slide and the remains of
a sill for a mullioned window. The fireplace surround has a
C18 eared architrave. Roof with side purlins, mainly
concealed. The rear range, running parallel to the front, has
been partly reconstructed but seems in any case to be a
rebuilding of a late medieval hall range linked with the rear
cross-wing of No.3 St Mary's Square (qv).
The ground storey ceiling is in 3 bays with the joists set on
edge and aligned the wrong way in relation to the jetty. The
open fireplace is in Tudor brick with chamfered jambs and a
timber lintel. On the 1st storey, widely-spaced studding and
an open fireplace with a shallow brick arch.

Listing NGR: TL8574263824

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

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