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Gentlemens Urinal

A Grade II Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469139

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR3

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 George, Colegate

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

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1188/10/10037 Gentlemen's Urinal

- II

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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