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3 and 4, Market Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thetford, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.4137 / 52°24'49"N

Longitude: 0.7509 / 0°45'3"E

OS Eastings: 587188

OS Northings: 283087

OS Grid: TL871830

Mapcode National: GBR RD7.QN4

Mapcode Global: VHKCC.YLVH

Plus Code: 9F42CQ72+F9

Entry Name: 3 and 4, Market Place

Listing Date: 3 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384766

Location: Thetford, Breckland, Norfolk, IP24

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Thetford

Built-Up Area: Thetford

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Thetford St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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617-1/6/97 (North side)
03/04/51 Nos.3 AND 4


Pair of shops and flats above. C16. Mostly rebuilt early C18,
re-worked late C18, re-roofed 1975, restored and re-roofed
following fire 1991. Timber-frame on a C14 brick undercroft.
Gault brick skin to main facade. Corner site.
Main south facade of 2 storeys in 6 bays. 2 doorways
comprising pilaster doorcases with metope block entablatures
and open pediments. Y-tracery fanlights. Alternating with
doorways are three C20 plate-glass shop display windows. 6
sashes to first floor removed at time of Review. Dentil eaves
cornice and gabled roof. Stacks to rear and east side. East
face rendered and colourwashed with an external stack to left
and two 6/6 sashes each floor to right, one of which (upper
right) is blocked. Rear with 2 additional early C19 blocks
added to resemble a double-pile plan. 2 storeys, flint faced
with gault brick dressings. French door and a 6/6 sash to
right (No.3), which is entered through a C19 brick full-height
gabled porch.
INTERIOR: rear porch to No.3 communicates direct to front door
via a straight passage. Early C19 stick-baluster staircase
with ramped and wreathed handrail. In No.4 at first floor is a
patch of exposed timber-framing of early C18 scantling. Roofs
1991 except for one C16 cranked tie beam in front range. No.4
with C20 staircase and a mid C16 bressumer to rear fireplace:
reeded and fluted frieze.
Undercroft entered from a hatch in rear of No.4. Brick steps
descend to a barrel-vaulted passage which leads south into a
brick chamber with a sexpartite vault, the brick ribs
plain-chamfered. No bosses. The ribs spring from moulded
polygonal corbels. To the east through a double-chamfered
stilted arch is a 2nd chamber formerly with a quadripartite
vault, the ribs of which have been removed and the ceiling
boarded. Springers remain. To west is a doorway leading into a
chamber reduced in size by a timber partition and turned into
a coal-cellar with a shute to the street. This formerly also

Listing NGR: TL8718883087

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