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The Guildhall

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Coordinates

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

Plus Code: 9F43J7HR+HX

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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Description

This list entry has been subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/11/2018

TG 2208 NE
15/367

GUILDHALL HILL (south side)
The Guildhall

(Formerly listed under Market Place)

26.2.54

I

Former Guildhall, now Magistrates Court. C15 onwards with major additions in 1861 by Thomas Barry. Quaternary and Quarry flint with Lincolnshire Limestone, Bath Stone and brick dressings. Low-pitch lead covered roofs. Island site.

South facade: two and three storeys. Six bays with the right-hand two bays recessed and dropped. C19 two-storied additions across four and half bays with central entrance having two-centre arch on attached columns in buttressed tower. Three 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. Two-and three-light windows in medieval 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 medieval staircase arrangement immediately west of panelled room. Three bay twin-aisled brick-built undercroft beneath the east end of the building. Three large barrel-vaulted side chambers beneath the western half of the building. Formerly Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG2292008560

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