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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1022545



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bury St. Edmunds

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Jul-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 466915

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TL8563NE HONEY HILL 639-1/11/441 (North side) 12/07/72 No.3


House, now 2 dwellings, thought to be on part of the site of the song school buildings of the Abbey and built straddling part of the Precinct wall. C17 and C18 with early C19 front and later C19 additions. White brick to front and sides; random flint and red brick to rear; mock timbering to rear wing; slate roofs, hipped at the front, in 2 parallel ranges. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellars and attics; complex form. 4 window range to Honey Hill: all 12-pane sashes in shallow reveals with flat gauged arches. On the west, the single window on each storey is set within a high shallow semicircular arched brick recess. A central 6-panel door with a rectangular fanlight and gauged flat arch. A flat-roofed extension on the west of the front has a single 16-pane sash on the ground storey but is mainly occupied now by a garage with double doors. On the east, a single-storey extension with a parapeted front wall: this has a 12-pane sash window and a recessed 6-panel door in a surround with plain Doric columns. A segmental fanlight with radiating glazing bars is set within a segmental brick arch. The east side has a 6-window range of 12-pane sashes in shallow reveals with flat gauged arches. The rear range overlaps the front on the west and has irregularly set 16-pane sash windows in flush cased frames with segmental-arched heads, 2 on the ground storey with very heavy ovolo-moulded glazing bars. 3 half dormers have sash windows with a single vertical glazing bar and shaped bargeboards above rendered apexes. The late C19 wing on the north-east has ornate applied mock timbering and fluted bargeboards, 3 narrow gable-end windows and a tiled roof. INTERIOR: in the central section of the house the remains of a thick dividing wall of rubble flint between the front and rear rooms is a fragmentary part of the Precinct wall: this also extends northwards for several metres at the rear of the house. The back range of the house is the oldest part, with fragments of C17 timbering. Documentary evidence suggests that most of the building was in existence by 1702, but interior features are mainly C18 or early C19. The principal ground and 1st storey rooms have ornate plaster cornices and 6-panel doors. One large upper room has a good plaster centrepiece to the ceiling and an Adam style fireplace: fluted Ionic pilasters

and an architrave with a carved urn on a central tablet. A panelled interior to the late C19 wing on the north-east. (Statham M: Yesterday's Town: Bury St Edmunds: South Midlands: 1992-: 78).

Listing NGR: TL8568763953

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Statham, M, Yesterday's Town: Bury St Edmunds, (1992), 78

National Grid Reference: TL 85687 63953


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