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40, Crown Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2423 / 52°14'32"N

Longitude: 0.7166 / 0°42'59"E

OS Eastings: 585572

OS Northings: 263936

OS Grid: TL855639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.G00

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CWPX

Plus Code: 9F426PR8+WJ

Entry Name: 40, Crown Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466784

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

County: Suffolk

District: West 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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639-1/11/312 (West side)
07/08/52 No.40
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
St Mary's lodge)


House. Early C16, refronted in the late C18; modernised in the
late 1960s when a large 2-storey extension was added to the
rear. Timber-framed and rendered; C20 plaintiles. 2-cell plan,
originally jettied along the front. A large internal
chimney-stack with a tall narrow shaft of Tudor brick rises
from the rear slope of the roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attic and cellar; 2 window range: 12-pane
sashes to the 1st storey and similar larger sashes to the
ground storey, all in flush cased frames. 2 segmental-headed
lead-covered dormers to the attics with rendered cheeks and
2-light small-paned casement windows. A 6-panelled door with
reeded architrave, hood and brackets approached up 3 stone
steps with cast-iron wreathed handrails.
INTERIOR: the cellar, lined in rubble flint with small stone
fragments and render has heavy main ceiling-beams. 2 small
pointed-headed niches in the south wall and a fireplace with a
timber lintel on the west.
The ground storey now has all partition walls removed;
boxed-in main beams; open fireplace with a C19
segmental-arched brick surround; the remains of a remodelled
C18 stair with bracketed treads in the south-west corner. On
the 1st storey, a section of late C17 framing with a straight
brace and bisected studs in a cross wall; wallplates, posts
and main beams exposed in one front room, one post with empty
mortices for braces.
The attic storey has main timbers exposed. The attic floor
joists are linked to main beams morticed into the main posts
well below tie-beam level, so that the attic rooms are higher
than they would otherwise be, with a straight section of wall
at front and back. This form resembles that found at the rear
of No.58 Abbeygate Street (qv), also a 2-bay jettied range.

Listing NGR: TL8557263936

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