7, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33 (Grade II*)

7, Northgate Street is a grade two star (II*) listed building in Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33. It was first listed in 1952.

About 7, Northgate Street


TL8564SE NORTHGATE STREET 639-1/8/483 (West side) 07/08/52 No.7


House. c1500. Timber-framed and jettied, part originally with brick nogging, now all rendered in panels. The ends of the jetty are covered by a moulded fascia. Plaintiled roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar to part, attics. A range of 7 irregularly spaced sash windows with a single vertical glazing-bar to lights in flush cased frames. A central 6-panel entrance door, up 6 steps with cast-iron wreathed handrails, has an Adam style fanlight with radiating glazing bars and is recessed in a wood doorcase with panelled reveals and pilasters and an open dentilled cornice. A 16-pane sash window in a flush cased frame in the apex of the south gable. A brick extension at the rear partly replaces a C19 brick range. The jetty was underbuilt in the C18 and the house now has a double front wall with a gap between the 2 into which panelled frames and inside shutters for the sash windows were fitted. Part of the original front wall on the south side can be seen from inside the house: the brackets supporting the jetty had carved capitals and shafts down the front of the posts. On the upper storey a new jetty was added, again with the intention of making space for the inserted sash windows. INTERIOR: cellar below south end has an original ceiling with plain joists and heavy main beam. Walls with niches and a wide retaining arch in the inner wall. A C19 brick addition has numbered wine bins. The timber frame is in 2 distinct halves, quite close in date; on the south, 2 bays, including the entry, divided into 2 rooms, both with double ogee moulding to the main ceiling beams and joists. The north wall has a 6-panel door in a moulded surround and exposed studding with the remains of wall painting simulating wood panelling: the panels are outlined in red and contain brown roughly drawn wood graining. A rebuilt chimney-stack on the back wall has stone jambs and a smaller 1st storey fireplace has stone jambs and a plain cambered timber lintel. The south upper storey, divided into 2, has the principal room with exposed studding and traces of wall painting in 3 phases: on the north wall, similar to the room below; along the south wall a delicately painted late C17 floral design with vase on a pink background in one panel and parts of a frieze in grey and black over a doorway. The ceiling has shallow double roll

mouldings to the cross beams and single roll mouldings to the joists. The partition wall between the 2 upper rooms has long tension braces and the end room has a blocked stair trap. Roof with side purlins set square and the remains of braces for a queen-post roof. The queen-posts are missing and there is a 2nd layer of rafters. To the north of the entry are 3 bays of slightly earlier framing which formed a single large room on each storey. Exposed ground storey ceilings have heavy chamfered cross-beams with cut-off stops and plain unchamfered joists. Studding along the front wall has the remains of brick nogging. A chimney-stack on the rear wall with a plain timber lintel. On the upper storey the walls have long arched braces halved against the studs and arched braces (some removed) to the tie-beams. The tie-beam of the open truss has a peg-hole and mortice for a missing crown-post. The much-repaired roof has 3 layers of rafters. (BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 153).

Where is 7, Northgate Street?

7, Northgate Street is located on 7, Northgate Street, in Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceTL 85568 64410
Easting, Northing585568, 264410.36084
Latitude, Longitude52.24656, 0.716795
Grade listingII* (two star)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022611
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