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31 and 32, Abbeygate Street

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

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Latitude: 52.2449 / 52°14'41"N

Longitude: 0.7156 / 0°42'56"E

OS Eastings: 585490

OS Northings: 264216

OS Grid: TL854642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.7Q4

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CT4Y

Entry Name: 31 and 32, Abbeygate Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466595

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, 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


639-1/14/139 (South side)
07/08/52 Nos.31 AND 32
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.31, 32 AND 32A)


2 shops with offices and storage above. C18 with earlier
cellars; front thought to have been added in 1834.
Timber-framed and roughcast; a hipped slate roof with paired
modillions to the wide eaves cornice.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars; on a corner site. 5 window
range facing Abbeygate Street, small-paned sashes in flush
cased frames, apart from 3 on the first storey which have no
glazing bars. 2 window range on the Angel Hill frontage, also
small-paned sashes in flush cased frames. The ground storey
has a rich Greek Ionic colonnade with wooden unfluted columns;
the spaces between are infilled with C20 plate glass shop
INTERIOR: the cellar of No.31 is deep and apparently medieval,
lined with a mixture of flint rubble, old brick, and small
stone blocks. Its ceiling is supported by a heavy chamfered
main beam with lodged joists, some re-used. A low vaulted
tunnel, partly lined with old brick and numerous old tiles,
extends below Abbeygate Street. On the Angel Hill frontage the
splayed reveals of a window, now blocked, but formerly at
ground level. Documentary sources indicate that this cellar
was used as a tavern up to the early C19; in 1833 the tenant,
Thomas Bridgman, was also the landlord of the Angel Inn.
The cellar of No.32 has the remains of a stone doorway leading
into No.31. No exposed features of interest to rest of

Listing NGR: TL8549064216

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

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