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Bridewell Museum

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6301 / 52°37'48"N

Longitude: 1.2954 / 1°17'43"E

OS Eastings: 623109

OS Northings: 308693

OS Grid: TG231086

Mapcode National: GBR W99.CW

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.W500

Entry Name: Bridewell Museum

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228858

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Mancroft

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(east side)
26.2.54 Bridewell Museum
Former house, now museum. C15 with C18 and C19 alterations. Flint rubble.
Knapped flint with stone dressings to north facade. Brick including
north wall plinth. Pantile roofs. L-shape plan. North facade:- 2 storeys
above plinth and undercrofts. 5 widely spaced first floor windows.
5 paired, 2-centre arch lights with dripstone and chamfered jambs in
stone. C18 entry at extreme left with 2-centre brick arch and dripcourse.
Re-used mediaeval brick jambs. C20 part glazed doors. First floor windows
each with 2 moulded stone ogee arches with mouchette spandrels within
square frame. The dripcourse extends down to the tracery springing and
continues into stringcourse. Simple C19 box cornice with brick kneelers.
The facade was built in 2 phases with the building break between the 2nd
and 3rd windows from the right. South facade:- C18 brick facing. 2 storeys
plus undercroft. 5 bays. Central panelled door with Doric surround having
open pediment. Sash windows throughout with glazing bars and brick
segmental arches. West wall of former hall range:- C18 brick facing.
2 storeys plus undercroft. 4 bays. Sash windows throughout with glazing
bars and brick segmental arches. Pair of service doors at north end of
former hall with chamfered stone jambs and moulded 2-centre arches and
remains of dripmould. 2 brick barrel-vaults on ground floor at east end
of north range. Extensive series of brick built undercrofts:- heavily
built double-order diagonal and cross-ribs with wall arches beneath
north range. 3 piers support 10 compartments of quadrapartite vaulting
with complex rib patterns beneath former hall. Scheduled as an Ancient
Monument. R. Smith and A. Carter, "function and Site: Aspects of
Norwich Buildings" Vernacular Architecture, Vol.14, 1983

Listing NGR: TG2310908693

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