Bury St Edmunds: Norman Tower


Located off Crown Street is the Norman Tower of the former Abbey of St Edmund. Built between 1120 and 1148 under Abbot Anselm, the Tower is constructed of Barnack stone and consists of four stages.


The Romanesque tower features tall blank arches with colonnettes dividing the window openings.

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The tower was restored by the British architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham between 1846-1847.


The interior timber roof beams

The Norman Tower is Grade I Listed and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Bury St Edmunds: Norman Tower House


Located on Crown Street in Bury St Edmunds is Norman Tower House. The red brick building features purple brick diapering, stone dressings and moulded brick shafted chimneys.


A stone oriel window features on the first floor of the east facade and a pitched canopy doorway with a carved stone arch and stone pillars on the north front.

THse2The building dates to 1846 and is thought to be the work of the 19th century British architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham. Norman Tower House is Grade II Listed.