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Latitude: 52.6352 / 52°38'6"N
Longitude: 1.2885 / 1°17'18"E
OS Eastings: 622615
OS Northings: 309243
OS Grid: TG226092
Mapcode National: GBR W86.KW
Mapcode Global: WHMTM.R1R2
Entry Name: Gentlemens Urinal
Listing Date: 10 March 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119668
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469139
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR3
Electoral Ward/Division: Mancroft
Built-Up Area: Norwich
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Norwich St George, Colegate
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TG 2209 SE NORWICH ST CRISPIN'S ROAD
1188/10/10037 Gentlemen's Urinal
Public urinal. 1919 by A.E. Collins, City Engineer. Pre-cast reinforced concrete; glazed roof. EXTERIOR: decagonal single-storey structure with single entrance to south-west. Each facet consists of 3 concrete panels on a concrete plinth, the panels cast with an embossed repeating floral pattern and painted. Each facet with 2 rectangular ventilation slots under the moulded cornice and above a moulded string course. 2-stage pyramid roof of 10 cast concrete ribs with glazed panels. Ball finial. INTERIOR: ball finial converts to conical drop pendant on interior. Concrete baffle wall in front of doorway. Concrete floor and waste trough. Concrete urinals arranged in a three-quarter circle and painted with bituminous compound. HISTORICAL NOTE: this urinal is thought to be the oldest surviving concrete urinal in Britain. In the 1880s several of this type were made for the City of Norwich Corporation and set up in prominent city-centre sites. All have been demolished. BIBLIOGRAPHY: N. Pevsner & B. Wilson, Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East (Buildings of England Series), 2nd edition, 1997, p. 291.
Listing NGR: TG2261509243
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