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Great Yarmouth Potteries

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6011 / 52°36'3"N

Longitude: 1.7307 / 1°43'50"E

OS Eastings: 652726

OS Northings: 306901

OS Grid: TG527069

Mapcode National: GBR YQZ.SGZ

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.KWCB

Plus Code: 9F43JP2J+C7

Entry Name: Great Yarmouth Potteries

Listing Date: 9 December 1976

Last Amended: 26 February 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245561

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468651

Location: Nelson, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Nelson

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Great Yarmouth Potteries

(Formerly Listed as: TRINITY PLACE, Fish Curing House)



Fish curing works, now pottery. Early C19. Built against town walls of 1285-95 to east. Brick, Quaternary and Quarry flint and chert, with timber interior partitioning. Pantile roofs. Three distinct elements.

EXTERIOR: two-storey southern range is former stables with hay-loft over. A lean-to brick and pantiled outbuilding against wall projecting west to street front forms a courtyard. Central door under sloping hood. Casement to its left and two windows to first floor. East wall of medieval date with two, and to north end remains of a third, C13 brick and flint buttresses. One inserted ship's mast rises through both storeys. Central range contains gutting house with a courtyard, the yard formed by weatherboarded lean-to buildings with brick end-gables. Main block itself leans against medieval town walls. South lean-to was sales office with a central passage to stable yard incorporating ledger room. North lean-to was storage area now containing pottery kilns. Upper floor retains passage with five doors into smoke chambers and lit through one late C13 splayed lancet at east end. West front of gutting house weatherboarded with C20 ground-floor window and doorway.

INTERIOR: now a coffee shop (ground floor) and a pottery shop (first floor). Original gutting house retains well and subterranean brine tanks. Rafter and purlin roof with tie beams and much timber partitioning including salvaged marine timbers. North range is smokehouse. Brick with pantiled gabled roof. Tall, single-storeyed. East side lit through five windows under eaves. North side lit through four sloping dormers. Plain gabled west side. East side contiguous with town walls with flint and brick gable-head. Roof ridge with 12 smoke louvres. Smoke house has five double smoke bays entered through one timber door to ground floor. Brick dado carries timber racks & loves extending to roof. Brick floor. Evidence of earlier brick and flint structure on site. Five loading doors at first-floor level entered from lean-to to south. Continuous roof of common rafters and continuous purlins. East bay without racks and loves, its east wall C13 and lit through a splayed lancet. Two gargoyles probably from house of the Blackfriars.

Listing NGR: TG5272606901

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