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Latitude: 52.2473 / 52°14'50"N
Longitude: 0.7094 / 0°42'34"E
OS Eastings: 585062
OS Northings: 264477
OS Grid: TL850644
Mapcode National: GBR QF0.05X
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.7SX1
Plus Code: 9F426PW5+WQ
Entry Name: The Rising Sun Public House
Listing Date: 7 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244921
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467144
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33
District: West 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 John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURY ST EDMUNDS
TL8564SW RISBYGATE STREET
639-1/7/537 (North side)
The Rising Sun Public House
House, later a public house. C15, C16 and C17. Timber-framed;
mainly rendered, but with exposed timbers to the upper storey
at the east end. Plaintiled roofs.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellars and attics; complex form, with a
central gabled and jettied wing between 2 jettied ranges. To
the left of the central gable, a tall range with a high
carriage entrance on the ground storey, partly underbuilt,
with a fixed early C19 16-pane window in a heavy wood
On the 1st storey, a 4-light casement window with a single
glazing bar to lights is flanked by 2 smaller blocked 2-light
windows, each with a central mullion and vertical bars on each
side. At the rear, a blocked oriel window. A small gabled
dormer with a plain 2-light casement window in the front slope
of the roof. This range is linked to the central cross-wing by
a large red brick chimney-stack with a sawtooth shaft on a
The cross-wing has a C19 6-light ovolo-moulded
mullion-and-transom window to the ground storey and an
oriel-type 5-light window, supported on tiny brackets and with
a small slated pentice roof above, to the 1st storey. This has
The range to the right of the central gable is lower than that
on the left. The moulded bressumer of the jetty is supported
by solid brackets. A 6-light C19 ovolo-moulded
mullion-and-transom window to the ground storey and a door in
a 4-centred C16 surround with a bird, possibly a phoenix,
carved in each spandrel. On the upper storey, 2 oriel windows
with plastered bases, one 2-light, the other 3-light, with
single-bar casements. Between the oriels are 2 later blocked
windows. A small gabled dormer with a plain 2-light casement
window in the front slope of the roof and a blocked dormer
with single pitch roof in the rear slope. At the rear, the
cross-wing has a lower C17 extension.
INTERIOR: ground storey only inspected. The chimney-stack has
a cambered timber lintel on each side, on the left a later
insertion. A small blocked ovolo-moulded mullion window to the
side of the present window of the cross-wing was a C17
insertion with the remains of a shutter-slide for the original
window above it.
The main ceiling beam of the cross-wing has a double
roll-moulding and run-off stops. The range to the right is
separately framed in one long bay: main beam with a roll and
double ogee moulding, exposed joists with a double ogee mould
and curved stops. The mouldings continue as a cornice round
the room. The rear wall has been removed for an extension.
Said also to have exposed timbering on the upper storey.
(Statham M: The Book of Bury st Edmunds: Buckingham: 1988-:
107, C19 DRAWING).
Listing NGR: TL8506264477
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