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St Andrews Castle

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

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Latitude: 52.2427 / 52°14'33"N

Longitude: 0.7102 / 0°42'36"E

OS Eastings: 585135

OS Northings: 263966

OS Grid: TL851639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6F1

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.8WBL

Plus Code: 9F426PV6+33

Entry Name: St Andrews Castle

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245008

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467168

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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639-1/10/593 (West side)
12/07/72 St Andrew's Castle
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Convent of Saint Louis High School)


House, later a convent school, now offices. Late C18/early
C19. Rubble stone walls and stone dressings; castellated
parapets with moulded stone string courses; slate roofs. In
Regency Gothick style; irregular plan-form. The east front has
a round tower projecting at the south end and a small round
turret at the north-east corner.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3 windows: 12-pane sashes with arched
glazing bars to the upper lights along the main front and a
larger sash window with ornate Gothick tracery in both storeys
of the tower. A stuccoed entrance porch with corner turrets
and castellations has a moulded pointed-arched doorway.
The south front has a projecting centre and a moulded stone
string course between the storeys. At the south-east corner is
a single-storey flat-roofed castellated and canted bay with 3
sash windows divided by slender columns with a cornice and
frieze above. 5 window range to the remainder of the south
front, all 12-pane sashes with arched glazing-bars to the
upper lights. A later single-storey extension in white brick
at the south-west end is in Victorian Gothic style; a 3-light
window has coloured glass.
INTERIOR: the ground storey retains many original Regency
Gothick features. Entrance hall with a plaster groined and
vaulted ceiling with bosses, supported by a central pillar
with corresponding half-round columns against the walls.
Pointed arched doors have architraves with similar wood
columns. In some rooms there is a mixture of Classical and
Gothick motifs in the plaster decoration. One room has a
ribbed plaster ceiling in Jacobean style.
The Victorian extension at the south-west corner of the house
has heavy panelling inside and was used by the nuns as a
chapel. Stair with late C19 details and dado.

Listing NGR: TL8513563966

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