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Refectory and Part of Former Master's House at the Great Hospital, Norwich

Description: Refectory and Part of Former Master's House at the Great Hospital

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 228811

OS Grid Reference: TG2371109035
OS Grid Coordinates: 623711, 309035
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6329, 1.3045

Location: Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4AA

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

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Listing Text

(north side)
26.2.54 Refectory and part of former
Master's House at The Great Hospital.
(Formerly listed as The Refectory
and The Master's Lodging at
The Great Hospital)
Refectory, cross passage and former service wing with Master's accommodation
above, now offices. C15 and later flint with brick dressings; pantile roof;
red brick end chimney (rebuilt)to right. Hall to right has three 2-light
windows with transome and Y tracery. Brickwork and spacing of windows
probably indicates position of former side chimney. Projecting C16 porch to
cross-passage on left, refronted in C19 brick with diagonal buttresses, has
one first-floor window with Y tracery. Small wooden Tudor arch in right
side has decorated spandrels; blocked window above. Gable-fronted cross-wing,
also refronted in C19 brick and rendered above, has 2-light ground-floor
window and a 3-light first-floor window with intersecting tracery, both with
leaded lights. Rear elevation facing cloister (q.v.) has two 3-light
perpendicular windows flanked by small C19 windows with Y tracery. Interior
of refectory has large chimney-breast adjoining north aisle of infirmary hall;
gallery over cross-passage, crown-post roof with dragons in spandrels of
arch braces under tie beam, porch has roll-moulded ceiling beams and cross
passage has three 4-centred arches (one blocked) with drip moulds to former
services. Moulded and stopped door-cask to Master's office.

Listing NGR: TG2371109035

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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