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16 and 18, St Johns Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2479 / 52°14'52"N

Longitude: 0.7118 / 0°42'42"E

OS Eastings: 585221

OS Northings: 264546

OS Grid: TL852645

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.0SC

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9R5M

Plus Code: 9F426PX6+5P

Entry Name: 16 and 18, St Johns Street

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467188

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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(West side)
Nos.16 AND 18
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.16-18 (Consecutive))


House and shop, now shop and offices. Early C16. Timber-framed
and rendered with panels of mock timbering; No.18 has one
upper bay of mock close-studding. Jettied along front. C20
concrete plaintiled roof with a wide plain wood eaves soffit.
2 internal chimney-stacks with plain red brick shafts.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics. 4 window range: all
sashes in flush cased frames, one 16-pane at the south end,
the rest 12-pane. The joist ends of the jetty are covered by a
plain fascia board. 3 shop windows to the ground storey
divided by vertical glazing bars. 2 lead-covered
segmental-headed dormers with small-paned windows. 2 entrance
doors up steps with moulded wood doorcases. A passageway has
been made through the ground storey of the bay at the north
INTERIOR: cellar below one bay is contemporary with the rest
of the building; it has the base of a chimney-stack with a
retaining arch and a timber ceiling with plain joists set flat
and a chamfered main beam. The frame above is in 5 bays,
formerly divided into 4 rooms; 2 internal partitions now
At the south end, a single bay room, perhaps originally
divided into 2; next to it, a further room of one bay. Both
have plain heavy ceiling timbers: unchamfered joists and
chamfered main beams. Then a 2-bay room, formerly the hall:
cross-beams with double ogee mouldings ( one trimmer with the
moulding hacked off) and a chimney-stack on the north formerly
shared with the adjoining end bay.
The large unchamfered joists are very closely set. Remains of
a partition wall with studding and a 4-centred arched doorway
which led to another one-bay room on the site of the present
archway; only the main ceiling beam of this bay with double
ogee moulding remains spanning the opening.
On the 1st storey one partition wall has studding and long
tension braces. The upper ceilings are C17 insertions. Exposed
studding along part of back wall. In the attics the collar
purlin of a crown-post roof remains but only one plain
crown-post embedded in a partition wall survives with traces
of red ochre colouring.

Listing NGR: TL8522164546

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