Cupola House, The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds: Listing

Cupola House, The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds

Members may recall the disastrous fire of 2012 which destroyed a large part of this building, an exceptional structure of 1693 built for Thomas Macro, apothecary. Re-building and reconstruction are now complete and the property is re-opening as a restaurant once again.

 

However, its status as an historic building worthy of Grade I recognition is being questioned by historian Dr Pat Murrell, as so little of the original now remains. Dr Murrell acted as historical consultant during an earlier restoration and has a detailed archive of notes and photographs from this time. These were available to, but not used by, the architects in the recent re-building.

 

 Historic England has said that the listing is not currently being reviewed, but anyone interested in seeing this happen could apply via its website to have it considered.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing  and search Cupola House, Bury St Edmunds.

East Anglian Daily Times has published an article on this topic on Fri 5th May, see: http://www.eadt.co.uk  and search Cupola House