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Tower Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2434 / 52°14'36"N

Longitude: 0.7169 / 0°43'0"E

OS Eastings: 585584

OS Northings: 264062

OS Grid: TL855640

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.81T

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.CWT1

Entry Name: Tower Cottage

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466465

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, 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


639-1/8/5 (North side)
12/07/72 Tower Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
No.8 Churchyard (Tower Cottage))


House. c1840. By LN Cottingham. Red brick with purple brick
diapering; rusticated stone dressings; slate roofs. In early
Victorian Tudor style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; cellar to part; irregular form, with 2
gabled ranges. A tall narrow turret, which may have contained
an original stair, is crenellated with a lead-covered
spirelet. An internal chimney-stack on the south has 4 shafts
of moulded brick with moulded bases and heavy starred caps.
Various windows in Tudoresque style: on the ground storey
5-light, mullion-and-transom with arched heads to the lights.
On the 1st storey, a 3-light rectangular bay with a moulded
oriel base has a row of stone panels below decorated with
quatrefoils. A stepped stone band below the 1st storey
windows. Entrance door with rectangular hood-mould over, has
arched spandrels, on the left carved with the initials TF
(probably for Thomas Fenton) and on the right with an
arrangement of mason's tools.
INTERIOR: although the layout has been altered a number of
original Tudoresque fittings remain. The small square entrance
vestibule has a coved and painted wood ceiling with moulded
ribs resting on ornate capitals and 4 hanging pendants. A
half-glazed door to the ground floor room has a pointed head
and linenfold panelling to the base. The principal room on the
upper storey has a fine ornate Gothic fireplace surround,
cornice with paterae and carved wood fittings.

Listing NGR: TL8558464062

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

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