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The Custom House, Cley Next the Sea

Description: The Custom House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 224591

OS Grid Reference: TG0452944004
OS Grid Coordinates: 604529, 344004
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9544, 1.0433

Location: High Street, Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk NR25 7RS

Locality: Cley Next the Sea
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR25 7RS

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

9/44 The The Custom House (formerly
20.2.52. listed as Customs House)


House, set back from street, c.1700; pinkish brick with red brick dressings,
roof not visible behind parapet, 3 bays, double depth, 3 storeys and attic.
Asymmetrical facade to street: 2 flush sashes with glazing bars to each
floor, 4 x 4 panes to ground and first floor with skewback flat arches having
moulded band above; blocked openings to first and 2nd floors; doorway to
middle bay: stone fluted pilasters having capitals developing into brackets
supporting flat moulded canopy; 8 panelled door, upper 4 panels raised and
fielded, scalloped glazed fanlight; rectangular wooden panel above with
relief carving showing Cley Mill (qv 8/55) the Custom House and a boat being
laden. Elaborate moulded brick and brick dentil cornice; rendered stone
coped parapet, brick gable of shallow pitch asymmetrical to facade having
small central window. Rubbed brick decoration to arches of 2nd floor windows.
Passage-way to left under first bay, semi-circular conch head to arch having
rubbed brick keystone. Symmetrical facade to Quay: rendered to eaves, courses
of red and gault brick above to gable; 3 bays, 2 storeys and attic. Flush
sashes with glazing bars under segmental heads having moulded bands above,
2 each to ground first floor, 3 to second floor; . small central attic window.
6 panelled central door; flanking brick pilasters under steep brick pediment,
of rubbed brick decoration to lintel. Relief stone carving of St. George
and the Dragon above passage-way arch set back to right.

Listing NGR: TG0452944004

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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