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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: 1142308



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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 467672

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TL8563NW WESTGATE STREET 639-1/15/671 (South side) 07/08/52 No.21 The Presbytery


Formerly known as: No.21 St Edmund's House WESTGATE STREET. House. Built 1760/61 for Fr John Gage S.J. and used continuously since as the Presbytery for the adjoining Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund (qv). Red brick with plaintiled roof and a wood modillion eaves cornice. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics. 5 window range: sashes without glazing bars in plain reveals with flat gauged arches. 3 gabled dormers with 2-light single bar casement windows. 2 gable end chimney-stacks. A recessed central 6-panel door within a wood doorcase with panelled reveals, panelled pilasters and a frieze with a central keystone and pediment. A small 2-storey one-bay extension at the west end has a single sash window with a single vertical glazing-bar in a flush cased frame to each storey. A rear wing on the east, now linked with the adjoining church, was built as a private chapel but was formally licensed for public Roman Catholic worship in 1791. INTERIOR: retains many original features. Cellar, brick lined with a high timber ceiling. Ground storey rooms are panelled with ornate plaster cornices and internal window shutters with sunk panels. 6-panel and 4-panel doors. A fine dog-leg stair has vase-on-reel balusters, enriched bracketed open strings and ramped and wreathed handrails. An attic room at the east end of the house has original C18 framing and rafters exposed. The chapel has a galleried upper storey at the north end which still forms part of the house. (Rowe J: The Story of Catholic Bury St Edmunds, Coldham, etc.: bury St Edmunds: 1980-: 12).

Listing NGR: TL8532663764

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Rowe, J, The Story of Catholic Bury St Edmunds Coldham etc, (1980), 12

National Grid Reference: TL 85326 63764


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