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Description: Bridewell Museum
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 228858
OS Grid Reference: TG2310908693
OS Grid Coordinates: 623109, 308693
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6301, 1.2954
There is also a scheduled monument, Gate of Bridewell, part of No 6 St Andrew's Hill, 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.
TG 2308 NW BRIDEWELL ALLEY
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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