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22 and 23, Guildhall Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2427 / 52°14'33"N

Longitude: 0.7123 / 0°42'44"E

OS Eastings: 585279

OS Northings: 263970

OS Grid: TL852639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6YH

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9WFL

Entry Name: 22 and 23, Guildhall Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363703

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466844

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

TL8563NW GUILDHALL STREET
639-1/15/371 (East side)
07/08/52 Nos.22 AND 23

GV II

House. C17 core, with C18 alterations and early C19 division
into 2. Timber-framed and rendered with a parapet and a
moulded stucco cornice. Plaintiled roof, part C20.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attics and cellars. 5 window range:
12-pane sashes in flush cased frames. 3 flat headed dormers
with 2-light small-paned casement windows. 2 matching doorways
have fluted half-columns, friezes and segmental pediments. A
long timber-framed, rendered and plain-tiled rear range to
No.22: 2 storeys and attics. Various 12-pane sashes in cased
frames; one gabled dormer. A double-gabled 2-storey
timber-framed and rendered rear range to No.23.
INTERIOR: cellars, part brick, part flint rubble are
inter-related: that to No.22 in 2 sections, partly modernised,
the rear with a large open fireplace with a timber lintel;
No.23, early C19, brick-lined with timber partitions and
ceiling joists, overlapping with No.22.
No.22, restored 1994, has a front ground-storey room with
mid-Georgian features: wood modillion cornice, panelled walls
with sunk upper panels, fireplace with eared surround and
egg-and-dart ornament, internal window shutters, good door
with 6 fielded panels. The main ceiling-beam is boxed in.
Entrance passage with a good C18 dog-leg stair to one side:
turned balusters, open ornately-bracketed strings, wreathed
handrail. An internal chimney-stack links the front and rear
ranges. The upper rear room, now divided into 2, has the
remains of a 4-light ovolo-moulded mullioned window on the
north wall. Original roof with clasped purlins and cambered
collars.
The entry passage to No.23 runs at the back of a
chimney-stack. On the upper storey, C18 2-panel doors with H-L
hinges, probably reset. The principal rooms have simple
plaster cornices. The gabled rear extension is in very late
framing: straight primary braces and bisected studs. Cambered
tie-beams can be seen on the floor of the top storey, where
the front of the roof was raised in the C18 to accommodate the
cornice.

Listing NGR: TL8527963970

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

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