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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: 1135174



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: 07-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Oct-1997

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 467362

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TL8563NE ST MARY'S SQUARE 639-1/11/630 (South side) 07/08/52 St Edmund Hospital & Nursing Home (Formerly Listed as: ST MARY'S SQUARE (South side) Square House Hotel)


House, later an hotel, now a private hospital and nursing home. Early to mid C18, extended and altered in the early C19. Red brick with a slate roof and wide paired modillion eaves cornice to the main house; a small C18 range on the east side has plaintiled roof and a wood modillion cornice. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars. 7 window range on the north: all narrow 8-pane sashes in flush cased frames with flat gauged arches, on the right with a wider spacing between the 5th and 6th windows indicating an alteration or extension. A raised brick band between each of the storeys. A heavy central Ionic porch projects before an 8-panel door with 2 panels glazed. The south side includes part of an earlier wing which projects slightly on the south east side. In its east wall are 2 late C17/early C18 sash windows, each with 18 small panes and heavy ovolo-moulded glazing-bars. 7 sash windows to each storey on the south front, varying in size, but all small-paned and different from those on the front. The 4 windows on the ground and 1st storeys in the western half are 15-pane, long and narrow in flush cased frames. INTERIOR: cellars, part C19 brick-lined with wine bins, but part with flint and old render, possibly medieval. The house has a mixture of C18 and early C19 features and evidence of changes of layout: the present entrance hall has a fine free-standing early C19 geometric stair, with stick balusters, open strings and curved and wreathed handrails, but it also contains an older fireplace. The windows on the north side have internal shutters with sunk panels; 6-panel doors have panelled reveals. Changes of level on the upper storey. (BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 150).

Listing NGR: TL8576763738

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Suffolk, (1974), 150

National Grid Reference: TL 85767 63738


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