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Gateway and Walling to Number 13 the Fort Fronting the Road

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2342 / 52°14'3"N

Longitude: 0.7273 / 0°43'38"E

OS Eastings: 586336

OS Northings: 263062

OS Grid: TL863630

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.YGW

Mapcode Global: VHKDB.K3CL

Entry Name: Gateway and Walling to Number 13 the Fort Fronting the Road

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135179

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467367

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


639-1/12/545 (East side)
07/08/52 Gateway and walling to No.13 The
Fort, fronting the road
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Facade of the Fort (Gateway and
Walling fronting the road))


Formerly known as: Facade of "The Fort" (gateway and walling
fronting road), Out Southgate.
The facade of the former gaol. 1803. By George Byfield, in a
style reminiscent of George Dance's designs for Newgate. In
stucco, simulating masonry. A pedimented central entrance
pavilion, with simulated coursed rusticated masonry and
vermiculated quoins, breaks forward slightly and is topped by
a heavy blocking course above a cornice band with a bedmould.
It rises above flanking 4-bay wings which also have a heavy
blocking course above a cornice band with a bed mould. Massive
entrance doors with a heavily barred lunette above are set in
a deeply-splayed semicircular arch with rustications. End
pavilions with simulated coursed rusticated masonry break
forward slightly, each with a heavily barred semicircular
lunette in an arched recess.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 154).

Listing NGR: TL8633663062

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