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51 and 52, College Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2424 / 52°14'32"N

Longitude: 0.7146 / 0°42'52"E

OS Eastings: 585432

OS Northings: 263934

OS Grid: TL854639

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.FG8

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BWMW

Entry Name: 51 and 52, College Street

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466752

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


639-1/15/282 (West side)
12/07/72 Nos.51 AND 52


Includes: No.7 COLLEGE LANE.
House, now divided into 3. Mid C16 with C17 extensions to part
and early C19 remodelling and front. Timber-framed; originally
jettied on 2 sides with a corner-post at the north-east
corner; encased in early C19 white brick; graduated stone
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellars and attics; on a corner site; the
3rd unit is No.7 College Lane. Basic 3-cell plan with a
gable-end stack on the north. 4 window range to College
Street: 9-pane sashes to the 1st storey, 12-pane to the ground
storey, all in flush moulded cased frames with flat cement
arches. 4 flat-headed lead-covered dormers have rendered
cheeks and 2-light single bar casement windows. Door with 6
raised fielded panels to No.51, half-glazed to No.52, both in
plain reveals with flat cement arches. The entry to the 3rd
unit is in the north gable end, fronting on College Lane:
rendered; plain bargeboards to gable. A single-light window to
the upper storey with a heavy flush frame and 2 horizontal
glazing-bars. A 12-pane sash in a cased and moulded flush
frame to the ground storey and a half-glazed door with a plain
wooden surround and rectangular fanlight.
INTERIOR: No.51 contains the former service rooms and part of
the lower bay of the hall of the original house with dividing
partitions removed. Plain chamfered main beams and unchamfered
flat joists exposed in the ground-storey room. A later studded
partition, inserted in the early C19 to make an entrance
corridor, re-uses older timbers and has had its infill
The original rear wall was removed when an extension was added
in the C17, forming a jettied and gabled rear wing. At the
same time the roof was raised to give an attic storey. The
cellar below is lined with flint and brick, covered with old
render, and has supporting ceiling-beams. No.52 (access not
possible) contains the remaining one-and-a-half bays of the
former ground-storey hall. No.7 College Lane contains the
former 2-bay parlour end of the house.
The cellar, converted to a room, has walls of old brick with a
quantity of stone blocks. On the ground storey the main beam,
with a double ogee and roll moulding and run-off stops, rests
on a main post in the rear wall with shallow multiple
roll-mouldings at its head. A trimmer and dragon-beam have
double ogee-mouldings. On the upper storey a small fireplace
with a chamfered and cambered lintel and some exposed
studding. A further C16 range along College Lane, which has
heavy close studding and a blocked 3-light original window
with damaged diamond mullions, has been raised. The remainder
of this range now forms part of Nos 7A and 8 College Lane (qv)
which adjoin on the west. Roof inaccessible.

Listing NGR: TL8543263934

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