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The Rising Sun Public House

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

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244921

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467144

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 John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/7/537 (North side)
07/08/52 No.98
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
rectangular base.
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
single-bar casements.
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

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

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