83 Risbygate Street / 86 And 87 Risbygate Street

28 Jul 2002
83 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 3AQ
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86 And 87 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 3AQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL8464NE RISBYGATE STREET 639-1/2/533 (North side) 07/08/52 No.83 (Formerly Listed as: RISBYGATE STREET (East side) Nos.86 AND 87)


2 houses, later combined in one commercial building. C16 and C17; extensively restored in C20. Timber-framed and jettied along the street frontage, with exposed timbers. Tiled roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. The framing is in 2 phases, related to the 2 separate houses which made up the building. On the right, 4 C16 bays; jetty supported by small solid brackets; weathered bressumer with guilloche ornament. On the left, a shorter later C17 section with widely-spaced studs and primary bracing to the upper storey; the bressumer, apparently reused, has worn running leaf carving which does not accord with the date of the frame. 6 windows to the upper storey and 7 to the ground storey, all C20 small-paned 2-light and single-light casements. A C20 gabled addition at the rear contains the stair and back entrance. INTERIOR: studding exposed along the inner front wall on both storeys. The ceiling beams on the ground storey appear to be all reused, replaced during the C20 restoration. No original partitions remain. On the upper storey all the framing in the 4 C16 bays is exposed, including some C20 replaced components.

Good studding without wall bracing. Indications of several blocked original and secondary windows. Main posts with long jowls; cambered tie-beams, but only one truss with arched braces. No evidence of original upper partitions. An edge-halved and bladed scarf in each wallplate. Rafters, exposed to below collar level in 2 bays, have no principals or windbraces. Few timbers exposed in the C17 end; later partitioning introduced.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TL8496664541


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1658 IOE Records taken by John Rawlinson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Rawlinson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rawlinson, John

Rights Holder: Rawlinson, John


Tile, Timber, Medieval Jettied House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Commercial Office, Commercial