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Manor House

A Grade I Listed Building in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2422 / 52°14'32"N

Longitude: 0.719 / 0°43'8"E

OS Eastings: 585737

OS Northings: 263933

OS Grid: TL857639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.GLP

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.DWZZ

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466921

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

TL8563NE HONEY HILL
639-1/11/447 (South side)
07/08/52 Manor House
(Formerly Listed as:
HONEY HILL
(South side)
No.5
Manor House and County Council
Offices)

GV I

House. 1736-8; by Sir James Burrough for Lady Elizabeth
Hervey, wife of the 1st Earl of Bristol. Red brick: Flemish
Bond on the front, English Bond on the sides and rear, with a
high moulded stone plinth, rusticated stone quoins and stone
details. Tiled roof with a plain parapet above a moulded stone
cornice.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement. 9 windows, arranged 3:3:3,
the centre breaking forward with a triangular pediment and
stone quoins. All windows are 15-pane sashes with eared stone
architraves on stub brackets. The central double entrance
doors are approached by a flight of stone steps with cast-iron
railings. 12-panel doors, round-headed and recessed; a stone
doorcase with semicircular arched opening with architrave,
pilasters and a segmental pediment on long console brackets.
To the west of the main range a high C19 extension has a
screen wall in red brick with white brick dressings: this
links Manor House with No.6 Honey Hill (qv).
It has a large arched central recess, flanked by smaller
recesses with bulls-eye windows above, and formerly contained
a squash court. The parapet, with a moulded brick cornice, is
continued round the sides and across the back of the house.
On the east of the rear is a large canted bay, added in the
early C19: 3 long narrow 12-pane sash windows to the upper
storey have 3 smaller sashes immediately below them. The
centre breaks forward slightly with three 15-pane sash windows
to the upper storey and a larger central 15-pane sash window
below, set into a former doorcase and flanked by 2 blocked
windows.
On the west, a 15-pane sash to each storey and a small 9-pane
lower sash. All the windows on this front have dressings and
flat gauged arches in darker red brick.
INTERIOR: retains its original C18 fittings with ornate
plasterwork and woodwork, carved fireplace surrounds and a
fine stair. The entrance hall is paved with limestone flags. A


triple arched arcade with a higher central arch leads to the
rear hall and stair, which has very light vase-on-reel
balusters, open strings with ornate brackets, a ramped and
moulded handrail and a bolection-moulded dado. At a higher
level a plaster band of vitruvian scrolls.
All the rooms have heavy enriched modillion box cornices,
often also with a plaster band of egg-and-dart ornament.
6-panel doors with raised fielded panels and panelled reveals;
panelled internal shutters, some enriched with bead-and-reel
ornament. The fireplace in the entrance hall is particularly
ornate, but all the fireplace surrounds have a variety of
decorations, including egg-and-dart, dentils and bayleaf on
the architraves.
The dining room, to the left of the entrance hall, has 2
supporting fluted pillars with Corinthian capitals at one end
and matching pilasters along the walls. The Salon or ballroom
above has an enriched coffered ceiling.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 150;
Rowntree CB: The Manor House, Bury St Edmunds, further notes
on its history: 1989-).

Listing NGR: TL8573763933

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