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Custom House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6042 / 52°36'15"N

Longitude: 1.7262 / 1°43'34"E

OS Eastings: 652406

OS Northings: 307237

OS Grid: TG524072

Mapcode National: GBR YQY.R7B

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.HS7X

Entry Name: Custom House

Listing Date: 5 August 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468626

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Town: Great Yarmouth

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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Listing Text


GREAT YARMOUTH

TG5207SW SOUTH QUAY
839-1/15/175 (North East side)
05/08/74 No.20
Custom House

GV II*

House. 1720. For John Andrews, a very important herring
merchant. Bought 1802 by H.M. Government for use as a Custom's
House, sold 1986 to Port of Yarmouth Commissioners. Red brick
laid in Flemish bond with stone quoins and dressings. Slate
roof. Single-pile plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on a basement; 8-window range in all.
Central double doors occupying 2 window bays with an early C19
porch on a pair of Greek Doric columns. Basement and all other
windows under segmental stone arches with keystones. Ground
and first-floor horned sashes with 9/9 glazing bars; 6/6
second-floor horned sashes. Parapet partly conceals
shallow-pitched gabled roof. Pair of stacks on rear wall
plane. To right and left of facade is a narrow bay with an
arched entrance to Row 103 (north) and Row 104 (south). Above
is one 9/9 sash as before. Rear with a 2-storey outshut and a
2-storey gabled rear extension.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with large-framed panelling to north
side. Open-string staircase with 3 balusters per tread: a
turned baluster separating an iron-twist and a barleysugar
baluster. Carved floral tread-ends and a moulded ramped and
wreathed handrail. Main north room on ground floor has a
bolection-moulded fireplace and large-framed panelling all
round. Corresponding south room with an C18 rosette and dart
surround to the C20 tile fireplace. Large-framed panelling and
a moulded cornice . North attic room with re-used C17
small-framed panelling. C19 roof of common rafters, a purlin
and collars.

Listing NGR: TG5240407242

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

Description


GREAT YARMOUTH

TG5207SW SOUTH QUAY
839-1/15/175 (North East side)
05/08/74 No.20
Custom House

GV II*

House. 1720. For John Andrews, a very important herring
merchant. Bought 1802 by H.M. Government for use as a Custom's
House, sold 1986 to Port of Yarmouth Commissioners. Red brick
laid in Flemish bond with stone quoins and dressings. Slate
roof. Single-pile plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on a basement; 8-window range in all.
Central double doors occupying 2 window bays with an early C19
porch on a pair of Greek Doric columns. Basement and all other
windows under segmental stone arches with keystones. Ground
and first-floor horned sashes with 9/9 glazing bars; 6/6
second-floor horned sashes. Parapet partly conceals
shallow-pitched gabled roof. Pair of stacks on rear wall
plane. To right and left of facade is a narrow bay with an
arched entrance to Row 103 (north) and Row 104 (south). Above
is one 9/9 sash as before. Rear with a 2-storey outshut and a
2-storey gabled rear extension.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with large-framed panelling to north
side. Open-string staircase with 3 balusters per tread: a
turned baluster separating an iron-twist and a barleysugar
baluster. Carved floral tread-ends and a moulded ramped and
wreathed handrail. Main north room on ground floor has a
bolection-moulded fireplace and large-framed panelling all
round. Corresponding south room with an C18 rosette and dart
surround to the C20 tile fireplace. Large-framed panelling and
a moulded cornice . North attic room with re-used C17
small-framed panelling. C19 roof of common rafters, a purlin
and collars.

Listing NGR: TG5240407242

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