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The Old Angel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2419 / 52°14'30"N

Longitude: 0.7147 / 0°42'52"E

OS Eastings: 585444

OS Northings: 263881

OS Grid: TL854638

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.FHJ

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BXP8

Entry Name: The Old Angel

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466744

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


639-1/15/276 (West side)
12/07/72 No.44
The Old Angel
(Formerly Listed as:
Old Angel Inn)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.45 AND 46)


House; originally 2 separate houses, later public house. Both
C16 with later alterations. Timber-framed and rendered;
jettied along the street frontage, the jetty to the southern
part underbuilt in painted brick. Black glazed pantiles to the
southern part, C20 plaintiles to the north; rear with old
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellars; attic to part; complex plan,
with 3 gabled extensions and a single-storey stable range at
the rear. The 2 parts of the house are linked by a wide
carriage entrance cut through both end frames. The southern
part has an end chimney-stack and another chimney inserted
into the front slope of the roof, both with plain red brick
2 window range, all sashes with a single vertical bar in flush
cased frames. The shallow remains of the jetty are covered
with a plain wooden fascia board. A central door with 4 sunk
panels; doorcase with fluted pilasters and cornice. Double
doors with diagonal boarding to the carriage entrance.
The northern part (formerly No.45) has old render with comb
pargeting. A 2-light small-paned casement window to the upper
storey. A larger 2-light small-paned casement window to the
ground storey with moulded architraves has a 4-panelled
half-glazed door beside it in a plain wooden surround. A
gabled dormer in the front roof-slope has plain bargeboards
and a 2-light casement window with a single bar to lights. The
jetty is supported by 2 solid brackets.
INTERIOR: a fine range of cellars below both parts of the
building include a barrel chute still in situ at the rear.
Below the former No.45 the walls are lined with re-used stone
blocks, including some circular pieces from former columns.
The southern part of the interior is in 2 long bays which form
a single large room on the ground storey; double

roll-mouldings to the main cross-beams; joists covered. On the
upper storey, lambs' tongue stops to the ceiling beams and
main posts with long tapered jowls. The remaining framing
In one rear wing a filled-in original fireplace retains a
timber lintel with double ogee-moulding. The northern half
(formerly No.45) is in 2 bays, part of one bay being taken up
by the carriage entrance, with its original ceiling cut away
and raised, so that the upper room has a floor on 2 levels.
Chamfered main cross-beams with lambs' tongue stops to the
ground storey.
On the upper storey, exposed studding and 2 trusses with long
arched braces to the cambered tie-beams. There are only the
main components to the end truss, which was evidently butted
up against a pre-existent house. Along the front wall, a
blocked 5-light original window with diamond mullions in situ
and housings for another similar window. Roof-structures

Listing NGR: TL8544463881

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

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