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58, Abbeygate Street

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

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466616

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


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8564SW ABBEYGATE STREET
639-1/14/154 (South side)
07/08/52 No.58

GV II*

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
Street (qv).
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 149).

Listing NGR: TL8529264173

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