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78 and 78a, Guildhall Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2431 / 52°14'35"N

Longitude: 0.7119 / 0°42'42"E

OS Eastings: 585248

OS Northings: 264014

OS Grid: TL852640

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6V1

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9W69

Entry Name: 78 and 78a, Guildhall Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466874

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 GUILDHALL STREET
639-1/14/401 (West side)
07/08/52 Nos.78 AND 78A

GV II

House, now divided into 2 and containing flats. C16.
Timber-framed; jettied along street frontage; slate roof with
a plain wood eaves soffit.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attics and cellar. 3 window range:
irregularly spaced 12-pane sashes in flush cased frames. 3
similarly spaced but slightly longer 12-pane sashes to the
ground storey. 2 flat-headed dormers with small-paned C20
windows. 2 doors, to No.78 6-panel in a plain wood architrave
with a rectangular fanlight with lattice glazing bars and to
No.78A 4-panel with a plain surround and rectangular fanlight.
The joist ends of the jetty are covered by a plain fascia
board.
INTERIOR: cellar below both halves of house is approached from
No.78: it has elliptical barrel-vaulted ceilings of narrow red
bricks; walls part rubble. On the interior of No.78 the
timber-framed core is overlaid by major C19 alterations. A
rear ground storey room has a much altered open fireplace with
only the lintel exposed.
A mid-C18 stair balustrade and 4-panelled doors to the upper
storey. No.78A has one room on each storey and a C20 rear
extension which is probably a replacement of an earlier range.
The main ceiling beam on the ground storey is boxed in; the
corresponding beam on the 1st storey has a double ogee
moulding. No access to the roof.

Listing NGR: TL8524864014

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

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