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The Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2344 / 52°14'3"N

Longitude: 0.7279 / 0°43'40"E

OS Eastings: 586374

OS Northings: 263089

OS Grid: TL863630

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.YMZ

Mapcode Global: VHKDB.K3ND

Entry Name: The Fort

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467366

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


639-1/12/544 (East side)
12/07/72 No.13
The Fort


House, formerly for the governor of the gaol, now divided into
flats. 1803; by George Byfield for the then governor, John
Orridge. Red brick with a moulded brick dentil cornice; now
with a C20 penthouse roof. Originally at the centre of
radiating wings containing the prison cells. Square, with wide
splayed corners.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellar. 3 window range to each front,
small-paned sashes, mostly C20 replacements; many blocked. A
single window to each storey of the splayed corners, those to
the ground storey tripartite. All the ground storey windows
are set into shallow segmental-arched recesses with a stucco
band at impost level. The entrance door, which is late C20,
fully glazed, with 2 leaves is approached by a flight of stone
steps flanked by low walls. A mid-C20 flat-roofed and rendered
2-storey extension on the west.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 154).

Listing NGR: TL8633463062

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