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79, Guildhall Street

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

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Latitude: 52.2432 / 52°14'35"N

Longitude: 0.7119 / 0°42'42"E

OS Eastings: 585248

OS Northings: 264026

OS Grid: TL852640

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6V0

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9W66

Plus Code: 9F426PV6+7Q

Entry Name: 79, Guildhall Street

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363716

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466875

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

County: 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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639-1/14/402 (West side)
07/08/52 No.79


House, now offices and flats. C18 exterior with partly C12
core. Timber-framed above a plinth of stone blocks; roughcast.
Slate roof with a moulded wood eaves cornice.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attics and cellar; 2 wings at rear. 5
window range: 12-pane to the 1st storey and without glazing
bars on the ground storey, all in heavy flush cased frames. A
central 6-panel door has a semicircular fanlight with radial
glazing bars and a doorcase with panelled pilasters and
INTERIOR: cellar below the northern half of the front with
C18/C19 brick walls almost entirely to the south and east, on
the west mixed with areas of flint rubble. The north wall is
of flint rubble with various recesses. C15/C16 bridging beam
to ceiling, probably intended to rest on supporting piers;
C18/C19 joists.
Running through the ground storey from north to south is a
thick wall faced with ashlar blocks along its western face.
This contains a Norman doorway, which is at the back of the
present cross-entry, with a roll-moulded arch; the nook shafts
have capitals with volutes. At the south end of the wall is
another narrow doorway with a chamfered pointed arch, probably
dating from the late C12.
A low round-headed window with a chamfered arch, boarded over,
is half way along the same wall. This wall appears to extend
for the whole length of the building and may have a return
wall on the north between No.79 and No.80 (qv). 2 pairs of
tall timber columns with matching 'Norman' capitals are spaced
along the present cross-entry, one pair immediately inside the
entrance door.
A C17 rear wing on the south has a heavy main beam with large
chamfer and lambstongue stop with quirk and has been extended
into a later bay. A rear wing on the north now forms part of
the adjoining premises and has no exposed original features;
between the 2 wings is a flat-roofed extension containing a
stair with ramped handrail but with boarding covering the

Listing NGR: TL8524864026

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