Mustow Corner House mustow House the Garden House, Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33 (Grade II)

Mustow Corner House mustow House the Garden House is a grade two (II) listed building in Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33. It was first listed in 1952.

About Mustow Corner House mustow House the Garden House


TL8564SE MUSTOW STREET 639-1/8/478 (North side) 07/08/52 Nos.1 AND 1A Mustow House (No.1), Mustow Corner House (No.1A) and The Garden House (Formerly Listed as: MUSTOW STREET (North side) No.1A and Mustow House)

House, now divided into 3: Mustow House consists of the right half of the building, including the central entrance; Mustow Corner House occupies the left half, with an entrance door in the west end. The Garden House is in a former C19 rear wing. C16 and C17; refronted in the C18, with further early C19 alterations and additions. Red brick front with a plain parapet and a moulded brick cornice and fascia; render to sides and rear; timber-framed core. Plaintiled roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellar. 9 window range, arranged 3:3:3, with the centre breaking forward slightly; sashes in flush cased frames with a single vertical glazing bar. The 2nd storey windows are similar but smaller with a raised stone band at sill level. Central entrance door with 2 leaves, each of 3 sunk panels, and a plain rectangular fanlight above. A mid-C19 wood doorcase has a flat pediment on moulded brackets with an ornamental iron balcony above. The rear has 2 gables and small-paned sash windows in flush cased frames. The Garden House, which is approached at the rear of the building, is in 3 storeys, rendered along the east side with a red brick gable end. 2 16-pane sashes in flush cased frames along the side. INTERIOR: Mustow House: cellar below rear with plastered walls, part vaulted. Entrance hall with boxed-in beams, panelled walls and an open C16 fireplace with stone jambs and a plain cambered timber lintel. Floor paved with purpose-designed C19 encaustic tiles: a central motif with a rayed head of Ceres flanked by 4 Greek heads in profile and surrounded by a wealth of Classical ornamentation. To the right of the entrance hall, a parlour with bolection-moulded panels and dado, panelled cornice and boxed-in main beam. A fine mid-C17 open well stair and balustrade with dumb-bell balusters, square newel posts with moulded heads, moulded handrails and closed strings. Above the stair, the ceiling has

been raised and coved. On the 1st storey heavy original studding is exposed along the rear wall of the front range. The top storey is an early C19 addition. Mustow Corner House contains one ground storey room with bolection-moulded panelling, dado and fireplace surround. During restoration in the 1980s the original timber front wall was uncovered and is still in situ. No other timbers visible. The house was extended westwards in the early C19 at the same time that the top storey was added; C18 prints show it as a 2-storey building with a row of dormer windows and the entrance door not central to the front. (BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 152).

Where is Mustow Corner House mustow House the Garden House?

Mustow Corner House mustow House the Garden House is located on The Garden House, Mustow Street, in Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceTL 85630 64358
Easting, Northing585630, 264358.36084
Latitude, Longitude52.246072, 0.717673
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022599
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