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6, Angel Hill

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

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Latitude: 52.2451 / 52°14'42"N

Longitude: 0.7156 / 0°42'56"E

OS Eastings: 585490

OS Northings: 264241

OS Grid: TL854642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.7Q2

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CT4S

Entry Name: 6, Angel Hill

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141156

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466625

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 John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/14/164 (West side)
07/08/52 No.6


House, now offices. Probably 1696 with earlier fragments. Red
brick, laid in Flemish Bond with some dark headers, to front
and part of north side; remainder timber-framed and rendered;
off-centre ridge stack with a tall plain shaft surmounted by
10 pots; steeply-pitched slate roof, fully hipped, with wide
eaves and a plain eaves soffit.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars. 5 small-paned sash windows to
both first and second storeys and 3 similar but smaller
windows to the top storey, all with cased frames, gauged
brickwork to heads and timber sills. A large small-paned fixed
window with diminished side-lights in the north gable wall and
a late C17 2-light casement window with square leading in the
attic on the south. A single storey Edwardian extension to
part of rear has a canted bay window. Raised brick bands
between the storeys. Entrance at the north end into a single
storey section which forms part of the main facade: door with
6 flush panels and applied mouldings; rectangular fanlight
divided into 3 panes by vertical glazing bars; moulded
architrave to cornice and surround.
INTERIOR: cellar mainly contemporary with the house, red brick
lined with some reused stone blocks, especially in the rear
wall; part tunnel-vaulted; one corner fireplace. One section
in a low tunnel vault extending below the street appears
older: it is mainly flint lined with some Tudor brick in the
arch. On the ground floor a dog-leg stair of c1700 with
barley-sugar twists, moulded handrail and panelled dado. The
principal 2-bay room has a corner fireplace and is surrounded
by early C18 floor-to-ceiling pine panelling with panelled
internal shutters, all with graining which appears to be
original. There is similar panelling and graining in the small
room at the south end, with trompe l'oeil panels painted on to
the flat surface along the south wall. In this room a
bolection-moulded fireplace surround; another in the same
style in one of the rear rooms.
Also at the rear at the south end is a chamfered C17 main beam
with jewelled stops possibly linking with the adjoining
property. A half-glazed door leading from the single-storey
entrance hall to the Edwardian extension has fine reused
painted glass: the head of a bearded man with a cocked hat
surrounded by strapwork and cartouches is set against small

square panes painted with floral motifs.
On the first floor the principal front room has a corner
fireplace with eared mid-C18 surround, frieze with ornate
scroll decoration and enriched dentil cornice; one rear room
has various sections of reused panelling lining the walls,
some linen-fold, some Jacobean. Many of the ceiling beams and
joists, seen after the floor-boards were removed for repair,
have evidence of re-use; many bear 2 sets of assembly
marks;most are set flat. Evidence for the rearrangement of
components is especially strong in the attics, and a Kendall
print of 1774 shows the roof with 3 gables.

Listing NGR: TL8548364251

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

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