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General Post Office Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6303 / 52°37'49"N

Longitude: 1.2947 / 1°17'40"E

OS Eastings: 623062

OS Northings: 308713

OS Grid: TG230087

Mapcode National: GBR W95.SH

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.V4PW

Entry Name: General Post Office Museum

Listing Date: 21 September 1970

Last Amended: 8 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229476

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Mancroft

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(south side)
21.9.70 G.P.O. Museum (formerly listed
as St. Andrew's former
Church Hall.
- II*
Former house, now museum. C15. Brick and flint rubble ground floor, timber
frame with brick infill first floor. Pantile roof. Set back and parallel to
street line. 2 storeys, first floor jettied. One bay of former 5-bay house.
Carriage entry with arched braces having pierced, carved spandrels supported on
carved stone corbels. The west gable has corbelled brickwork at jetty level
with squared-flint pattern above. One first floor 4-light frieze window with
shallow mouldings on the mullions. One truss, remains of a crown-post roof having
moulded base and capital on the crown-post. Contemporary brick-built undercroft
with pointed barrel-vault profile with the apex parallel to the street line.
A painting by H. Ninham 1848, shows the complete building. Castle museum
accession No. 44.89.929. The building is graded II* because of the undercroft,
one of an important group within the City Walls. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG2306208713

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