FORMER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1076929

Date first listed: 07-Aug-1952

Statutory Address: FORMER PUBLIC LIBRARY, CORNHILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: FORMER PUBLIC LIBRARY, CORNHILL

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

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury (District Authority)

Parish: Bury St. Edmunds

National Grid Reference: TL 85257 64270

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Details

BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8564SW CORNHILL 639-1/14/293 Former Public Library 07/08/52

GV II

Also known as: Units 1, 2 and 3 CORNHILL. Former Public Library, originally built as a Corn Exchange, with a Fire Station at the south end. Now divided into shops. Early C19. White brick with stone dressings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; on an island site. The east and west fronts are single-storeyed with an 8-window range, the windows, all with C20 replacement glazing, set in moulded brick architraves with triangular pediments. The windows are separated by slightly projecting brick piers, paired at the corners. A central tetrastyle porch to both fronts with attached columns, frieze and pediment. The north and south fronts are 2-storeyed, each with a 5 window range: C20 replacement sashes with moulded brick architraves, pedimented on the ground storey. The windows are framed by brick pilasters running through both storeys. The central window has the flanking pilasters carried up to support a moulded brick frieze and pediment. The south ground storey has a central projecting brick porch with a semicircular arch and stone balusters above. The lintel bears the words FIRE STATION in large capitals. The north front has a central entrance with a plain surround and a larger pediment matching those above the windows. The whole building has a stone balustraded parapet with a moulded brick cornice and semicircular stone caps to the brick piers. INTERIOR: not inspected.





Listing NGR: TL8525764270

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Legacy System number: 466763

Legacy System: LBS

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