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Latitude: 52.2445 / 52°14'40"N
Longitude: 0.7125 / 0°42'44"E
OS Eastings: 585282
OS Northings: 264165
OS Grid: TL852641
Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6YZ
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9VJ8
Entry Name: 59, Abbeygate Street
Listing Date: 11 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141147
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466617
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
639-1/14/155 (South side)
Offices. 1891, by JS Corder of Ipswich. Originally built for
the Alliance Insurance Co. Limited. C20 red sandstone to
ground floor, red brick above, with dressings in terracotta
and rubbed brick. Neo Jacobethan with some Artisan Mannerist
and some Late-Gothic details.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 5 bays, a-b-a-b-a bay system, with 2
gables, canted bows. Ground floor has surviving bank windows
in cut stone surrounds, tripartite casements with doubled
upper lights. One extra single-light casement at west, one
4-centred door with upper lights at east. Central
segmental-arched doorcase with Doric pilasters, bracketed
pediment with scrolls, cornice supported on volutes. Finely
detailed frieze with strapwork, fruit and foliage, and coats
of arms below window bases. Both upper floors have two 3-sided
canted bows with central cross windows, single side lights,
upper lights under 4-centred arches, central mullion of first
floor bows only removed. Single central cross window and
single outer casements.
First floor dentil cornice plat-band with flat foliage panels
above, second floor egg-and-dart moulding, projecting cornice
with semi-octagonal projections framing Dutch gables with
scrolled pedimented centrepieces with coats of arms.
Balustrade in between Dutch gables repeated unusually above
west-facing gable on party wall with adjacent property.
Plaintiled roofs; plain gable at rear. This building has an
overall high quality of details.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 149).
Listing NGR: TL8528264165
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