Numbers 62 And 63 And Attached Railings / 61, 62 And 63 Whiting Street

23 Jun 2002
Numbers 62 And 63 And Attached Railings, 62 And 63 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 1NP
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61, 62 And 63 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 639-1/15/719 (West side) 07/08/52 Nos.62 AND 63 and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: WHITING STREET (West side) Nos.61, 62 AND 63)


House, now divided into 2. C15 with later alterations. Timber-framed, with the timbers exposed on the jettied gable end of No.63; the remainder rendered. Plaintiled roofs. Basic hall range and cross-wing plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. Random fenestration to the main range: including one very wide 60-pane sash window in a flush cased frame to the ground storey and one large gabled dormer with a 3-light casement window. The 6-panel entrance door to No.62 is paired with that to No.61 (qv) and has the same plain wood surround and rectangular fanlight. The cross-wing has a 4-light replacement mullioned window of c1960 with square leaded panes to the upper storey flanked by 2 small late C16 3-light ovolo-mullioned side windows. On the ground storey a 3-light C20 casement window with square leaded panes on a moulded sill. In the attic a leaded paned window fills part of an older opening. A small gabled and jettied 2-storey extension to the south side of the wing contains the ledged and battened entrance door of No.63 in a wood surround with arched spandrels. Across the front of the main range is a row of spiked cast-iron garden railings with curly tops to the dividing posts and a matching gate to No.62. INTERIOR: small cellar below No.62 has a coved ceiling of stone and brick and walling with large stone blocks. The interior contains most of the 2-bay hall of the original house: in the ground storey room the inserted main beam has a double roll-moulding. The trusses of the former open hall are constructed without tie-beams: long moulded arched braces are pegged to the principal rafters, almost in the form of upper crucks, but supported on corbels and rising to a collar. Roof with a collar purlin running through the collars of the trusses and below the collars of the remaining pairs of rafters. An embattled fascia along the wallplates. The end wall of the hall on the south has widely spaced substantial joists. No.63 has an extensive cellar with a large main beam

and lodged joists. The porch leads into the remains of a cross-entry at the lower end of the hall; an original inner door has a high doorframe with plain arched spandrels. Beside it, a carved corbel of the end truss of the hall. The main living area is in the cross-wing of the former house, divided into 2 on the ground storey, but with the empty mortices of a former partition wall in one cross beam. The front ground storey room, now in 2-and-a-half bays, has a plain heavy ceiling exposed. A chimney-stack on the north side wall has stone jambs and an ornately carved and cambered timber lintel with leaf-motifs which may have come from another house. The rear wall on the west is partly of stone and apparently forms the gable end wall of the adjoining property in College Lane. A 3-light Norman window with 2 column mullions, cushion capitals and moulded bases, was discovered during restoration in the mid 1960s, when the mullions were reversed. On the upper storey the 2 front bays have an inserted early C16 ceiling with multiple mouldings to the main beams and joists. An attic storey has been created by raising the level of the collars of the rafter roof to give sufficient headroom.

Listing NGR: TL8533163908


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Photographer: Rawlinson, John

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Render, Tile, Timber, Medieval Jettied House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Open Hall House, Hall House, Gate, Unassigned, Railings, Barrier