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The Castle, Norwich

Description: The Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 228735

OS Grid Reference: TG2318708527
OS Grid Coordinates: 623187, 308527
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6286, 1.2964

Location: Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4EY

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR1 4EY

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There is also a scheduled monument, Norwich Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

TG 2308 NW, TG, 2308 SW
16/1, 23/1
26.2.54 The Castle
Castle now museum. Late C12 with 1833 refacing by Salvin, 1825
east extension by Wilkins and later C19 and C20 alterations, and
extensions. Bath stone refacing, stone extensions. The keep is a
square 4-bay plan: blind ground floor with 3 and 4 tiers of
arcading above. Scattered fenestration and wide, flat buttresses.
Crenellated parapet. One and 2 - storied extension with polygonal
plan to the north and east sides of the keep . Entry on south facade
with 'Tudor' moulded stone arch. 4-light frieze window above entry.
4-light frieze window and 5-light bay window to the right: 3 2-light
windows at first floor. Crenellated parapet with corner bastions.
The Norman keep only is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG2408309256

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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