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244, Southtown Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6004 / 52°36'1"N

Longitude: 1.7241 / 1°43'26"E

OS Eastings: 652281

OS Northings: 306806

OS Grid: TG522068

Mapcode National: GBR YQY.YH6

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.GW6T

Plus Code: 9F43JP2F+5J

Entry Name: 244, Southtown Road

Listing Date: 5 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468636

Location: Southtown and Cobholm, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31

County: Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Southtown and Cobholm

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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839-1/18/235 SOUTHTOWN ROAD
(East side)

Storekeeper's house to naval arsenal of 1806 by James Wyatt, forming south lodge to the complex. Now commercial offices. Red brick under a roof of graded Cumberland slate. 2 storeys; 2-window range. 2 bays to west, 3 to east facades. The west front has 2 tripartite sashes with 6/6 and 2/2 unhorned sashes under segmental relieving arches. Above are two 3/6 unhorned Sashes under gauged skewback arches. Gault brick eaves courses beneath a deep projecting cornice with modillions which is continuous round the building and is elaborated at the north and south gables into pediments. Gabled roof with internal gable-end stacks, each with multiple flues with star tops. East side with a half-glazed door under a plain fanlight flanked by a C20 6/6 horned sash right and left with gauged skewback arches. First floor with three 3/6 sashes, that to left with horns, under gauged skewback arches. North gable with 3 blind windows to each floor.
INTERIOR: two principal rooms on W front with two smaller rear rooms flanking central entrance and stair hall. Original joinery including panelled doors and moulded architraves. Closed-string staircase with stick balusters and column newel.
HISTORY: Shown as a storekeeper's house on plan of 1810. The Lodges, Barrack Block, Armoury and Workshop survive from the original Board of Ordnance store of 1806-c1815, built to serve the fleet anchored in Yarmouth Roads during the war with France from 1793 to 1815. This was originally planned with parallel ranges of storehouses extending westwards from a quay on the River Yare to enclose a working area which included a small magazine. The probable designer was James Wyatt (1746-1813), Architect to the Board of Ordnance from 1782. One of two barrack blocks survive from its conversion into Militia Barracks in the 1850s, and further alterations to the site were made after its purchase by Coleman's (the food manufacturers) in the 1890s. Some of the Napoleonic buildings, including the storehouses and magazine, were destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. There are no proposed additions or upgradings on this site, but the list descriptions need revision.

(Adam Menuge and Andrew Williams, The Royal Ordnance Store, Great Yarmouth, RCHME, 1999 (NBR No. 44260)

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