The Rising Sun Public House

28 Jul 2002
The Rising Sun Public House, 98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 3AA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL8564SW RISBYGATE STREET 639-1/7/537 (North side) 07/08/52 No.98 The Rising Sun Public House


House, later a public house. C15, C16 and C17. Timber-framed; mainly rendered, but with exposed timbers to the upper storey at the east end. Plaintiled roofs. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellars and attics; complex form, with a central gabled and jettied wing between 2 jettied ranges. To the left of the central gable, a tall range with a high carriage entrance on the ground storey, partly underbuilt, with a fixed early C19 16-pane window in a heavy wood surround. On the 1st storey, a 4-light casement window with a single glazing bar to lights is flanked by 2 smaller blocked 2-light windows, each with a central mullion and vertical bars on each side. At the rear, a blocked oriel window. A small gabled dormer with a plain 2-light casement window in the front slope of the roof. This range is linked to the central cross-wing by a large red brick chimney-stack with a sawtooth shaft on a rectangular base. The cross-wing has a C19 6-light ovolo-moulded mullion-and-transom window to the ground storey and an oriel-type 5-light window, supported on tiny brackets and with a small slated pentice roof above, to the 1st storey. This has single-bar casements. The range to the right of the central gable is lower than that on the left. The moulded bressumer of the jetty is supported by solid brackets. A 6-light C19 ovolo-moulded mullion-and-transom window to the ground storey and a door in a 4-centred C16 surround with a bird, possibly a phoenix, carved in each spandrel. On the upper storey, 2 oriel windows with plastered bases, one 2-light, the other 3-light, with single-bar casements. Between the oriels are 2 later blocked windows. A small gabled dormer with a plain 2-light casement window in the front slope of the roof and a blocked dormer with single pitch roof in the rear slope. At the rear, the cross-wing has a lower C17 extension. INTERIOR: ground storey only inspected. The chimney-stack has a cambered timber lintel on each side, on the left a later insertion. A small blocked ovolo-moulded mullion window to the side of the present window of the cross-wing was a C17 insertion with the remains of a shutter-slide for the original

window above it. The main ceiling beam of the cross-wing has a double roll-moulding and run-off stops. The range to the right is separately framed in one long bay: main beam with a roll and double ogee moulding, exposed joists with a double ogee mould and curved stops. The mouldings continue as a cornice round the room. The rear wall has been removed for an extension. Said also to have exposed timbering on the upper storey. (Statham M: The Book of Bury st Edmunds: Buckingham: 1988-: 107, C19 DRAWING).

Listing NGR: TL8506864487


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Copyright IoE Mr John Rawlinson. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Rawlinson, John

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Render, Tile, Timber, Medieval Cross Wing House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational