CHURCH OF ST EDMUND

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1142338

Date first listed: 07-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Oct-1997

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST EDMUND, WESTGATE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST EDMUND, WESTGATE STREET

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 85340 63744

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8563NW WESTGATE STREET 639-1/15/681 (South side) 07/08/52 Church of St Edmund (Formerly Listed as: WESTGATE STREET (South side) Church of St Edmunds (Roman Catholic))

GV II*

Catholic church. 1837. By Charles Day of Worcester; in Grecian style. Red brick with a stone-faced facade. 3 bays. A projecting central entrance portico with 2 tall fluted Ionic columns in antis is approached by a flight of stone steps. Plain red brick to sides with a stone cornice band and a row of 5 diamond-leaded attic windows in recessed reveals. INTERIOR: the surround to the main entrance was a marble fireplace, a composite piece, with doors belonging to the 2 altar surrounds of c1735, which were originally doorcases. All these features came from Rushbrooke Hall in 1959. The pilastered interior, remodelled in 1877, has a partly glazed and deeply coved panelled ceiling with rosettes. The short sanctuary is behind a screen of 2 Ionic columns. To the west of the church is the apsidal Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This was originally built as a private chapel and formed part of the adjoining Presbytery (qv) but was formally licensed for Roman Catholic worship in 1791, later falling into disuse. It was linked to the church and re-dedicated in 1979. A Lombard frieze surrounds the walls, which are rendered. A contemporary crypt runs below the whole of the church and is fully used for community activities. 2 red brick arcades of shallow rounded arches support the upper floor. On the north side 3 arches are blocked; they contain reset early C19 gravestones commemorating some of the Jesuits who were responsible for the C18 and early C19 organisation of the Roman Catholic congregation in the Bury St Edmunds area. (Rowe J: The Story of Catholic Bury St Edmunds, Coldham, etc.: bury St Edmunds: 1980-: 14).





Listing NGR: TL8534063744

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 467702

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Sources

Books and journals
Rowe, J, The Story of Catholic Bury St Edmunds Coldham etc, (1980), 14

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