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Crescent House (Number 28)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2454 / 52°14'43"N

Longitude: 0.7162 / 0°42'58"E

OS Eastings: 585530

OS Northings: 264275

OS Grid: TL855642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.7WG

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CTGK

Entry Name: Crescent House (Number 28)

Listing Date: 28 December 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466642

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: St James Bury St Edmunds

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/8/180 (South side)
28/12/61 Nos.27 AND 28
Crescent House (No.28)


Building, rounding a quadrant corner, containing a complex
group of shops and offices. Early C19. White brick and slates.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars. A panelled parapet with a
moulded stucco cornice has a higher centre with a heavy stucco
surround to a sunk panel. A plain raised stucco band below the
2nd storey windows. 8 window range, arranged 2:1:1:1:3 with
the centre and ends breaking forward slightly: all 12-pane
sashes, but with larger panes to the 1st storey where the
windows reach to floor level with heavy wooden frames and
architraves. A continuous cast-iron balcony along the 1st
storey with a scrolled balustrade. The shop windows to Nos 27
and part of 28 have vertical glazing-bars only, with a row of
small pierced cast-iron balusters above. The ground storey of
the southern part of No.28 (Crescent House) has rendered
rustication to the walls and 2 sash windows in deep reveals,
the upper sashes small-paned, and below the sills cast-iron
grilles over the cellar openings with an ornate acanthus-leaf
INTERIOR: changes of level on the upper storeys and signs of
alteration in the layout suggest that the uniform front has
been in part superimposed on to earlier C18 buildings on the
site; the front range at the south end appears to have been
added to the remainder c1830. A narrow geometric stair has
stick balusters and a plain wreathed handrail; internal window
shutters with sunk panels, 6-panelled doors. An ornate
fireplace surround has cast-iron panels with honeysuckle
decoration in similar style to the external grilles.

Listing NGR: TL8553064275

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

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