This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1142327



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.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 467691

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



TL8563NW WESTGATE STREET 639-1/15/679 (North side) 07/08/52 No.57 Highbury House


House, now a residential hostel for the West Suffolk Health Authority. Early C17 with C18 and C19 alterations. Timber-framed and roughcast rendered. Part C20 plaintiled roof, part flat roofed with a parapet, part slate. 2 parallel ranges, the rear with an attic storey. The remains of a cross-wing at the east end. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellars; 4 windows to 1st storey, all 12-pane sashes; 3 windows on the ground storey, 2 tripartite with 12-pane central lights and one 12-pane sash. A doorcase with Doric pilasters, triglyph frieze and cornice. The rear range has a steeply-pitched roof, at the east end with a modillion cornice; the remainder has a later roughcasted front with parapet. 2 large dormers in the roof have sash windows and pierced and fluted bargeboards. INTERIOR: cellar below the east half of the building is mainly brick-lined with some vaulting. Both front and rear ranges have main timbers exposed: at the east end a plain chamfered main beam with scroll stops; in several of the remaining ground storey rooms ovolo-moulded main beams. One rear upper room has ovolo-moulded cross-beams. Several moulded plaster cornices. Main posts with long jowls, one shaped. C19 stair with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. Rafters concealed, but the roof has some form of side purlins.

Listing NGR: TL8543263807

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: TL 85432 63807


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1142327 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Aug-2018 at 05:03:45.

End of official listing