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23, Westgate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2408 / 52°14'27"N

Longitude: 0.7127 / 0°42'45"E

OS Eastings: 585312

OS Northings: 263762

OS Grid: TL853637

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.F0J

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9YM1

Plus Code: 9F426PR7+83

Entry Name: 23, Westgate Street

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467675

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

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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639-1/15/672 (South side)
12/07/72 No.23


House. C16 and C17, altered in the early C19. Timber-framed;
fronted in white brick; plaintiled roof. A large plain end
chimney-stack on the west.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attic and cellar, with a 2-storey rear
wing. 2 window range: 12-pane sashes in flush cased frames
with segmental arches to frames and surrounds. A 6-panel door
with a shallow fanlight has a doorcase with pilasters and a
flat cornice hood on moulded brackets. A recessed foot-scraper
in the wall by the entrance door.
INTERIOR: small brick-lined cellar. The front ground storey
room has square Jacobean panelling, discovered during
restoration in the 1970s, which covers one wall and forms a
dado to another. Fireplace with a reeded surround. Moulded
plaster cornice. Early C19 stair with stick balusters and
ramped and moulded handrail.
On the upper storey the back wall has good C16 studding with a
shallow cranked tension brace pegged to the studs and a middle
rail with assembly marks. The C17 timber-framed rear wing is
butted up against this wall: it has some original studding and
a rebuilt end wall in C20 brick. It was probably originally
open to the roof and the ceiling joists may be a C20
insertion. All the roof timbers are concealed. On the south
side the house overlaps with a small timber-framed wing
forming part of No.24 (qv).

Listing NGR: TL8531263762

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