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Maritime Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6036 / 52°36'12"N

Longitude: 1.7361 / 1°44'9"E

OS Eastings: 653076

OS Northings: 307201

OS Grid: TG530072

Mapcode National: GBR YQZ.MS0

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.MTXD

Plus Code: 9F43JP3P+CC

Entry Name: Maritime Museum

Listing Date: 15 February 1990

Last Amended: 26 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468540

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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839-1/17/92 (West side)
15/02/90 No.25
Maritime Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
The Maritime Museum)


Home for shipwrecked sailors, converted to a maritime museum
in 1965-67. 1858. By AW Morant, extended to the west in 1908
by Olley & Haward. Italianate. Gault brick banded with red
brick and with red brick dressings. Slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement; 3-window range. Rusticated
and stuccoed ground floor with two 2/2 unhorned sashes set
within architraves decorated with laurel-leaf trails. Sills on
console brackets. 5-panelled door to the right under a hood on
scrolled brackets. The panelled aprons of the three 2/2
unhorned first-floor sashes are set within a broad string
course. The windows have arched heads with continuous cable
mouldings. Three 2/2 unhorned sashes to the first floor with
paired pilasters between each one. The parapet has 4
terracotta consoles over each window, a dentil cornice and a
central clock set within a segmental pediment on volutes.
Set-back low hipped roof. The north and south returns are of
the same design, 5-window ranges. To the rear (west) is the
1908 addition: one storey, stuccoed and rusticated, sashes and
a doorway to the south.
INTERIOR: the ground floor rooms have sunk-quadrant bridging
beams. At the rear the original exterior wall is now an
internal wall, complete with its centre sash, the outer ones
now converted to doors. The staircase has 2 turned balusters
to each tread and a ramped and wreathed handrail.
(Illustrated London News: 19 October 1861: London).

Listing NGR: TG5307607201

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