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Latitude: 52.2445 / 52°14'40"N
Longitude: 0.7126 / 0°42'45"E
OS Eastings: 585292
OS Northings: 264173
OS Grid: TL852641
Mapcode National: GBR QF0.70B
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9VL6
Entry Name: 58, Abbeygate Street
Listing Date: 7 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141145
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466616
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33
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
BURY ST EDMUNDS
TL8564SW ABBEYGATE STREET
639-1/14/154 (South side)
Offices, formerly a house and shop. Early C16 and C17, with
C20 restored front. Timber-framed and rendered; the C20
plaintiled roofs, with pierced ornamental ridge-tiles and ball
finials, have 2 steep gables facing the street.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics; L-shaped plan with a
narrower rear range aligned north-south. The western gable is
wider than the eastern; both have plain barge-boards. 3 window
range: small-paned sashes with cased frames in shallow
reveals; a similar window in each of the gables. Late C20 shop
front. The rear range, originally jettied on 2 sides, was
underbuilt with C19 red brick and is now rendered externally,
with the joist-ends, moulded embattled bressumer and
corner-post of the jetty left exposed. The corner-post is
lavishly carved with traceried designs to the shaft and blank
shields to the curve of the top. The capital has a figure
seated on a 4-legged creature which may be a centaur, with a
bearded man's head wearing a head-dress with an eagle on top.
The rider wears a tunic in late C15 style and is flanked by 2
other figures: on the right a bearded and cloaked man with
bare feet and legs; on the left, on the other face of the
post, a seated figure playing on a portable organ; all the
figures are slightly damaged and may illustrate part of the
legend of Hercules.
INTERIOR: the front range has no exposed original features and
the cellar is entirely modernised; vestigial side-purlin roof.
The 2-bay rear range has timbers exposed and extensively
decorated in both the ground-storey and 1st storey rooms: main
beams with crenellated brattishing and a frieze in which
florets alternate with trade emblems and lettering; supporting
solid brackets with moulding and carved spandrels rest on
moulded and crenellated capitals; crocketed shafts run down
the main posts. Ogee-moulded joists; good close-studding. The
main beams of the upper ceiling are not lodged over the
wall-plates in the usual way, but are morticed into the sides
of the main posts below wall-plate level, so that the tops of
the walls rise into the attic. Roof with an arched-brace
collar truss and associated collar-purlin, as at No.63 Whiting
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 149).
Listing NGR: TL8529264173
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