This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
5216 OLD ROAD TL 41 SE 2/1 Harlowbury I 16.6.77 GV 2.
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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