36 Whiting Street / 36 And 38 Whiting Street

23 Jun 2002
36 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 1NP
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36 And 38 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 1NP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL8563NW WHITING STREET 639-1/15/705 (East side) 12/07/72 No.36 (Formerly Listed as: WHITING STREET (East side) Nos.36 AND 38)


House. C15, with later alterations and extensions at rear. Timber-framed; roughcast exterior with applied mock timbering; plaintiled roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics: contains the 2 bays of an open hall. 2 window range: 2-light casement windows with a single bar to the 1st storey and small-paned sashes in flush cased frames on the ground storey. A 6-panel door in a wood doorcase with moulded architrave and pediment. INTERIOR: a small cellar below the rear extensions has one wall of large kidney flints, the rest brick lined. Good studding partly exposed inside. A fine crown-post roof, lightly smoke blackened, the crown post with a short octagonal shaft and moulded cap and base, braced 4 ways at the head. A second layer of rafters has been laid over the original roof. Slightly smoke-blackened plaster between the studs of the north wall at attic level. The crown-post stands on a heavily cambered tie beam, ogee moulded, with chamfered solid arched braces meeting at the centre with a short blocking piece. The end wall on the north has only the tie-beam and one surviving long arched brace; no evidence of original studding below the tie-beam, which suggests that the house was butted up against an earlier building. The chimney-stack was inserted at the upper end of the hall and serves both Nos 36 and 38 (qv), the latter formerly the cross-wing associated with the open hall, but now separately occupied. The open fireplace has a damaged timber lintel and the brickwork has the remains of original mortar. The inserted ceiling has heavy chamfered cross-beams and plain unchamfered joists set flat.

Listing NGR: TL8536063850


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Photographer: Rawlinson, John

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Roughcast, Tile, Timber, Medieval Open Hall House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building