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59, Abbeygate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2445 / 52°14'40"N

Longitude: 0.7125 / 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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466617

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


639-1/14/155 (South side)
11/02/87 No.59


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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