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The Guildhall

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.629 / 52°37'44"N

Longitude: 1.2925 / 1°17'32"E

OS Eastings: 622920

OS Northings: 308560

OS Grid: TG229085

Mapcode National: GBR W8V.13

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.T5NW

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Last Amended: 8 April 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229121

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 Peter, Mancroft with St John Maddermarket

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(south side)
15/367 (formerly listed under Market Place)
26.2.5 The Guildhall.
- I
Former Guildhall, now Magistrates Court. C15 onwards with major additions in 1861
by Thomas Barry. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Low-pitch lead covered
roofs. Island site. South facade: 2 and 3 storeys. 6 bays with the right-hand
two bays recessed and dropped. C19 2-storied additions across 4½ bays with central
entrance having 2-centre arch on attached columns in buttressed tower. 3 bays
each side of tower with fortified ground-floor windows and traceried triangular
arch windows at first floor. Re-used C16 doorway at extreme left-side. 2-and 3-
light windows in mediaeval wall with traceried heads, Crenellated parapet with
C19 turret at east end. Fine moulded timber ceiling at first floor east with
pendants. Decorated linenfold panelling and carved bench-ends in same room.
Remains of mediaeval staircase arrangement immediately west of panelled room.
3-bay twin-aisled brick-built undercroft beneath the east end of the building.
3 large barrel-vaulted side chambers beneath the western half of the building.
Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG2292008560

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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