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1 and 2, Chequer Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2431 / 52°14'35"N

Longitude: 0.7164 / 0°42'58"E

OS Eastings: 585551

OS Northings: 264026

OS Grid: TL855640

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.7YB

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CWK9

Entry Name: 1 and 2, Chequer Square

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466693

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

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

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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Listing Text


639-1/8/228 (South side)
07/08/52 Nos.1 AND 2


A pair of houses, joined on the east with a splayed corner to
No.50 Crown Street (qv). 1840. Rendered brick front, red brick
to sides and rear. Slate roof. An internal chimney-stack with
a plain rectangular white brick shaft.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basements. 5 window range: 12-pane
sashes with semicircular arched heads to the ground and 1st
storeys, and 9-pane sashes to the top storey, all in plain
reveals. The 1st-storey windows are set into arched recesses
and have cast-iron balconies in Neo-Greek style with
palmettes. Doorways with semicircular arched heads; 2
4-panelled doors have fanlights with radiating glazing-bars.
The basement openings below the ground-storey windows have
cast-iron grilles in front with ornate balusters. It is known
that the houses were built in 1840 from the Minutes of the
Paving Commissioners, which record a dispute about the
balconies overhanging the pavement.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TL8555164026

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

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