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Latitude: 52.2454 / 52°14'43"N
Longitude: 0.7122 / 0°42'43"E
OS Eastings: 585257
OS Northings: 264270
OS Grid: TL852642
Mapcode National: GBR QF0.6WF
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9TCJ
Entry Name: Former Public Library
Listing Date: 7 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076929
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466763
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33
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 John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURY ST EDMUNDS
639-1/14/293 Former Public Library
Also known as: Units 1, 2 and 3 CORNHILL.
Former Public Library, originally built as a Corn Exchange,
with a Fire Station at the south end. Now divided into shops.
Early C19. White brick with stone dressings.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; on an island site. The east and west
fronts are single-storeyed with an 8-window range, the
windows, all with C20 replacement glazing, set in moulded
brick architraves with triangular pediments. The windows are
separated by slightly projecting brick piers, paired at the
A central tetrastyle porch to both fronts with attached
columns, frieze and pediment. The north and south fronts are
2-storeyed, each with a 5 window range: C20 replacement sashes
with moulded brick architraves, pedimented on the ground
storey. The windows are framed by brick pilasters running
through both storeys. The central window has the flanking
pilasters carried up to support a moulded brick frieze and
The south ground storey has a central projecting brick porch
with a semicircular arch and stone balusters above. The lintel
bears the words FIRE STATION in large capitals. The north
front has a central entrance with a plain surround and a
larger pediment matching those above the windows. The whole
building has a stone balustraded parapet with a moulded brick
cornice and semicircular stone caps to the brick piers.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Listing NGR: TL8525764270
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