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Bury St Edmunds

January 3rd, 2017 by
Categories: Featured · Suffolk Towns A-Z

Ickworth House

Behind the faces of the many Georgian looking buildings in Bury St Edmunds are houses of the 17th Century and earlier. Much of the town dates from the period 1750-1850. Two of the oldest buildings are in Churchgate Street, at one end you will find Norman House and at the opposite end Cemetery Gate. The latter served as a bell-tower to St James’s, now the Cathedral.

Nearby you will also find the early 15th Century St Mary’s with it’s beautiful roof and fine chancel monuments.

Apart from the gateway (which dates from 1347) the only remains of the medieval Abbey are to found in Abbey Gardens.

Also of note and of architectural importance is a fine Georgian Unitarian Chapel and Angel Corner (which now belongs to the National Trust).

 

Moyes Hall is worth a visit with an impressive display of clocks.

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