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55, Abbeygate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2446 / 52°14'40"N

Longitude: 0.7131 / 0°42'47"E

OS Eastings: 585322

OS Northings: 264181

OS Grid: TL853641

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.73L

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9VV5

Entry Name: 55, Abbeygate Street

Listing Date: 16 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466613

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


639-1/14/151 (South side)
16/10/95 No.55


Shop. Mid-C19 with core of c1600. White brick front,
timber-framed core; shallow-pitched slate roof with wide eaves
and mutule cornice.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and cellar; 2 bays. 3 window range of late
C19/early C20 sashes, all without glazing bars, deep reveals,
stucco heads and stone sills. C20 shop front with plain fascia
and recessed double doors.
INTERIOR: the cellar is faced with large irregular stone
blocks along the rear wall and has several shallow arched
recesses; along the front wall are recesses with old brick
arches. The heavy supporting main beam is chamfered and rests
on stone blocks. On the ground storey a timber ceiling is
exposed: the main cross-beams have been hacked back, plain,
flat, closely-spaced joists. No timbers survive above ground
storey level. The roof was raised in the C19 when the brick
front was added. This building is surrounded on its west side
and rear by No.56 (qv), and although it has been a separate
property for nearly 2 centuries it appears structurally to
have formed part of No.56 initially.

Listing NGR: TL8532264181

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

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