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Date Listed: 16 June 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 119523
OS Grid Reference: TL4774512096
OS Grid Coordinates: 547745, 212096
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7880, 0.1407
TL 41 SE 2/1 Harlowbury
C13 timber-framed Abbotts' Palace formerly belonging to the Abbey of Bury
St Edmunds, the aisles were removed and the whole encased in mid C19 stock
brick. Plan, cruciform roof steeply pitched and clad with peg-tiles,
hipped end gabled; with a dentilled brick eaves-band-cellars beneath house.
West range 4 bays, east range 2 bays. Whole of 2 storeys with C19 sash
windows, paned, beneath rubbed brick arches. Projecting bay at centre
of front contains porch, its roof gabled. Timber-framed and rendered
wing at north. Insider the main range contains the original roof of the
great hall, this is notch lap-jointed and under-raftered, and was built
after the older cross wing roof that is also notch lap-jointed and inside
which a C14 crown post system was intruded. The top-plates of both roofs
are splayed (RCHM5).
Listing NGR: TL4774512096
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Source: English Heritage
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