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Lazar House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6454 / 52°38'43"N

Longitude: 1.3033 / 1°18'11"E

OS Eastings: 623565

OS Northings: 310413

OS Grid: TG235104

Mapcode National: GBR WBJ.82

Mapcode Global: WHMTF.ZRRW

Entry Name: Lazar House

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229611

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR3

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Sewell

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Sprowston St Mary and St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/06/2012

TG 21 SW

(East side)
No. 219 (Lazar House)



Former Leper Hospital (Magdalen Chapel) C12. Later an almshouse until C17.
Restored 1906 by Sir Eustace Gurney and subsequently a Branch Library.
Now a day centre for people with learning disabilities.
Flint rubble with stone and some brick dressings; pantiled roof. Now L-plan. 2 storeys
(mostly open to roof); 6-window range at right-angles to street. Norman
doorway in gable end has attached shafts with cushion capitals and roll-
moulded voussoirs. Round-headed window (renewed) above with 2 small blind
slits and 2 oculi with brick dressings at the head of the gable. Right-side
elevation has a damaged Norman door and another blocked door with 4-centred
brick arch. Red brick reconstruction with 2 and 3-light mullioned and
transomed windows, together with a single-storey wing at right angles and
its projecting porch presumably date from the early C20 restoration.
Interior: medieval window splays and dressings include 2 round headed
arches with earstone dressings in the west gable. Most roof-timbers
replaced. Founded before 1119 by Herbert de Losigna, the nave was used as the
hospital and the chancel served as a chapel for the inmates.

Listing NGR: TG2356510413

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