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Latitude: 52.2445 / 52°14'40"N
Longitude: 0.7171 / 0°43'1"E
OS Eastings: 585595
OS Northings: 264177
OS Grid: TL855641
Mapcode National: GBR QF0.83N
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CVY8
Plus Code: 9F426PV8+QR
Entry Name: Ruins of Hall of Pleas and South Wall of Great Court
Listing Date: 7 August 1952
Last Amended: 30 October 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1375543
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466444
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33
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: St James Bury St Edmunds
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURY ST EDMUNDS
Ruins of Hall of Pleas and south wall of Great Court
(Formerly Listed as:
ABBEY PRECINCTS Abbey Ruins)
The surviving part of the south wall of the Great Court of the
Abbey with the remains of the Hall of Pleas on its south side.
Late C12 with C13 additions. In rubble and coursed flint with
dressings of Barnack stone.
The crenellated wall, which stands to full height and is 66
metres long, now forms in part the garden wall on the south
side of Abbey House (qv). It has a keeled string-course and
ashlar-faced stepped buttresses along the north side and a
splayed ashlar-faced section by the north-east corner. The
south face, which formed the north wall of the Hall of Pleas,
has the remains of a row of high blocked windows and a
doorway: its C13 surround is completely replaced on the south
but survives intact on the north: there the pointed arch has
jambs with a continuous multiple moulding and the moulded
hood-mould is surmounted by the head of a bearded man. 20
metres of the east wall of the Hall of Pleas also survive,
standing almost to full height with the remains of flat
buttresses and a wide segmental-arched recess on the west
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 140).
Listing NGR: TL8559564177
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