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Latitude: 52.2487 / 52°14'55"N
Longitude: 0.7259 / 0°43'33"E
OS Eastings: 586180
OS Northings: 264667
OS Grid: TL861646
Mapcode National: GBR QDT.Y2J
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.JRM1
Entry Name: Unicorn House
Listing Date: 12 July 1972
Last Amended: 30 October 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1343598
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466814
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33
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 John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURY ST EDMUNDS
TL8664NW EASTGATE STREET
639-1/5/343 (North side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Former public house, now a house. Late C15/early C16; late C20
modernised exterior and rear extensions. Timber-framed and
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellar, partly above ground; now a
3-cell plan with internal chimney-stack. 3 window range:
small-paned C20 casements to the upper storey, the 2 outer
windows 2-light, the central window 3-light with a narrow
middle light. On the ground storey one 2-light casement window
with top lights and 2 fixed small-pane windows with
top-opening lights. A window within the high plinth at
pavement level lights the cellar. On the west gable a square
C20 bay with a gabled pantiled roof and 3 small-paned windows.
Entry now at the rear.
INTERIOR: extensive cellar, with walling of large kidney
flints, now modernised and part of the living area. Timbers
exposed in parts of interior. The frame is in 4 bays with a
3-cell plan, the remains of a cross-entry and an internal
chimney-stack with 2 back-to-back hearths. The hall is in one
long bay and there is no bay for the chimney which appears
inserted. One open fireplace has a large cambered and roll-
The house has undergone considerable changes: signs of
charring and smoke-blackening on the upper timbers suggest a
former open hall, but the clasped purlin roof is unblackened.
Tension braces in one cross-wall; one tie-beam and post have
empty mortices for arched braces. The 2 eastern bays have C17
ceiling joists. Curious drawings in red ochre on the plaster
within the roof space may be of windmills.
Listing NGR: TL8618064667
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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