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Ridleys

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2448 / 52°14'41"N

Longitude: 0.7151 / 0°42'54"E

OS Eastings: 585462

OS Northings: 264204

OS Grid: TL854642

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.7LW

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BVX1

Entry Name: Ridleys

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466597

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


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8564SW ABBEYGATE STREET
639-1/14/141 (South side)
07/08/52 Nos.35 AND 36
Ridleys

GV II*

Shop with offices above, formerly 2 shops with living
accommodation. c1700. Red brick laid in Flemish Bond with blue
headers; plaintiled roofs, modillion eaves cornice.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attics and cellars; a front range and 2
rear wings, one with a long frontage along Angel Lane. On the
Abbeygate Street frontage, 4 small-paned sash windows to the
upper storey and one Edwardian French door, with diminished
side-lights to the glazing, which opens onto a balcony with
Edwardian wrought-iron railings. 3 flat-headed dormers with
lead roofs and cheeks have 2-light casement windows. The
ground storey has 2 very fine early C19 shop fronts, now
linked. The former No.35 has 2 square small-paned windows and
a central entrance; a continuous dentil cornice above and
panelled fascia boards. The former No.36 has a small-paned bow
window and a side entrance with steps and a curved
wrought-iron rail.
The Angel Lane frontage, which closely resembles the facade of
No.25 Abbeygate Street (qv) which faces onto Lower Baxter
Street, has 8 original window openings with gauged heads to
the upper storey, 2 blocked, 2 with late C19 small-paned sash
windows in cased frames, 4 with cross windows. One flat-headed
dormer with lead roof and cheeks. The ground storey has 4 sash
windows, one blocked, 2 blocked doorways, and 2 doors, one
with 6 raised fielded panels and a rectangular fanlight above.
INTERIOR: cellars run below the front range and both rear
wings. Some C19 brick walls have been introduced, but the
original walling is in a mixture of rubble flint with Tudor
brick and some re-used stone blocks. Massive C16
ceiling-beams, chamfered and stopped; modern replaced joists.
The western front bay has a dragon beam which appears to be in
situ, running out to the former south-west corner, but no part
of a corresponding structure remains above. On the ground
storey the brickwork of an angle fireplace relating to the
Angel Lane range has been exposed, and on the upper storey
several ceiling-beams are visible. Roofs throughout of a late
clasped purlin type, without principals or a ridge-piece and
with some re-used components. The attics were once used as
dormitories for the shop assistants and there are the remains
of the C17 and C18 balusters of several former stairs.


HISTORY: The Ridley family have been invloved with this site
for the last 400 years.


Listing NGR: TL8546264204

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

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