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49, Abbeygate Street

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

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Latitude: 52.2445 / 52°14'40"N

Longitude: 0.7137 / 0°42'49"E

OS Eastings: 585365

OS Northings: 264171

OS Grid: TL853641

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.780

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BV57

Plus Code: 9F426PV7+QF

Entry Name: 49, Abbeygate Street

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466605

ID on this website: 101141138

Location: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

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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639-1/14/148 (South side)
12/07/72 No.49


Shop with living accommodation above. Early C17 and mid C19.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey painted brick front with slate roof and a
2-storey 5-bay timber-framed and rendered rear range with
plaintiled roof. 3 window range to front, all small-paned
sashes with stucco reveals and architraves; dentilled cornices
and a segmental pediment on console brackets above the first
storey windows.
A C20 shop front with recessed central entry to the ground
storey. A side door on the west leads into a passage running
beside the long L-shaped and jettied rear range. This has a
high moulded wooden cornice and had originally a continuous
row of slightly projecting 6-light mullion-and-transom
windows, supported on small moulded stop brackets, along the
whole upper storey. Only 3 of these 6-light windows now
survive, some with mullions removed; other original openings
have been blocked, and there is one replacement small-paned
sash window. On the ground storey, a range of similar but more
heavily moulded mullion-and-transom windows are divided into 3
groups of 3 lights below a moulded fascia covering the
joist-ends of the jetty. To the north of these windows are 2
small-paned sashes of c1700 with thick ovolo-moulded
INTERIOR: the cellar below the western half of the front has
plastered rubble walls which may be medieval; arches of Tudor
brick along the west wall; in the east wall, a projecting
stone like a corbel is set low in the wall, with a small
pointed-headed niche nearby. The rear range, in which there is
no evidence for original partitions, has ovolo-moulded main
beams on both storeys, trimmers with stepped stops, and
covered joists. Roofs not readily accessible.

Listing NGR: TL8536564171

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