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IoE Number: 466455
Location: ALWYNE HOUSE AND ALWYNE COTTAGE, ABBEY PRECINCTS (south side)
  BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Richard Storey
Date Photographed: 17 April 2006
Date listed: 07 August 1952
Date of last amendment: 30 October 1997
Grade I

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BURY ST EDMUNDS TL8564SE ABBEY PRECINCTS 639-1/8/98 (South side) 07/08/52 Alwyne House and Alwyne Cottage (Formerly Listed as: MUSTOW STREET (South side) Alwyne House) GV I House, built against part of the former Abbot's Palace which forms its rear wall; now used as offices and a restaurant by the Local Authority. Early C14 and early C19 with a slightly later extension on the south. In random flint with red brick and stone dressings. Hipped plaintiled roof with a wide eaves overhang. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attics. 5 window range: 12-pane sashes in shallow reveals with segmental-arched heads to frames and surrounds and projecting stone sills. The 2nd window from the south end on each storey is blank. A stone string course runs between the storeys. A 6-panel entrance door with panelled reveals has a rectangular fanlight with intersecting glazing bars, on to which an early C19 doorcase in Gothick style has been superimposed: clustered columns and a heavy castellated cornice. At the south end, a 2-storey canted early C19 extension in stone rubble with freestone quoins and dressings has a crenellated parapet; string courses below the parapet and between storeys. Three 12-pane sash windows to each storey in shallow reveals with hood-moulds over. This is the only building within the former Abbey Precincts with a main wall which is part of the former monastic buildings. The rear wall is in coursed flint with roughly formed later castellations. An early C14 doorway with a moulded pointed arch and hood-mould has a C19 boarded door with applied pilaster strips and 3 small pointed windows. To the right of the door, a single light window with a C19 stone surround. To the north of the house, a separate but linked 2-storey cottage with kidney flint walling, red brick dressings and slate roof. A 2-light small-paned casement window on each storey with a segmental-arched head to frame and surround. INTERIOR: cellar, below the older part of the house, has side walls of rubble flint with a admixture of stone which are butted up against the rear wall with straight joints. The rear cellar wall is part of the main early C14 back wall which can be seen above ground and is in the same small coursed flints with traces of old render. Within the house most features date from the early C19, including the stair with stick balusters and wreathed handrail, but the rear wall is approximately a metre thick with deep splays to the doorway and window. The grading of these buildings reflects the importance of the monastic remains incorporated in them.

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