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6, Westgate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2406 / 52°14'26"N

Longitude: 0.7169 / 0°43'0"E

OS Eastings: 585598

OS Northings: 263749

OS Grid: TL855637

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.G2T

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CYV6

Entry Name: 6, Westgate Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467656

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


639-1/11/664 (South side)
07/08/52 No.6


House, later divided into flats, now offices. Circa 1819.
Possibly by William Wilkins. White brick front, red brick
sides and rear; slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement; the building has developed
in 3 stages. The main block has a 3-window range of 12-pane
sashes in plain reveals with flat gauged arches to the 1st and
2nd storeys. On the ground storey, a large segmental
flat-roofed bay with a triglyph frieze and cornice has 3
12-pane sash windows.
To the west of the main block is a slightly lower 3-storey
range with 2 12-pane sashes in plain reveals on the 2nd storey
and 2 similar windows on the 1st storey, one of which has been
lowered. A 16-pane sash window with segmental-arched surround
to the ground storey.
A raised brick band runs between the 1st and 2nd storey
windows of this part of the house and a change in the
brickwork indicates that the 2nd storey was added later. A 3rd
lower section at the west end is still 3-storey: a single
blank window to the 1st and 2nd storeys. On the ground storey
a single-storey addition, in matching materials with a hipped
roof, projects on the front.
The main range at the rear is in 3 storeys with a basement. 3
window range: 12-pane sashes with segmental heads in flush
cased frames to the 2nd storey; partly replaced by 2-light
casements on the 1st storey. The ground storey has a large
flat-roofed canted 3-light bay projecting above the basement.
At the west end various smaller extensions, mainly with
12-pane sash windows.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TL8559863749

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

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