Description: Numbers 2 to 4 Including the Norfolk and Norwich Subscription Library
Date Listed: 5 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 229118
OS Grid Reference: TG2291108612
OS Grid Coordinates: 622911, 308612
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6295, 1.2924
TG 2208 NE GUILDHALL HILL (north side)
(formerly listed under Market Place)
5.6.72 Nos. 2 to 4 (consec).including
the Norfolk & Norwich Subscription
Library (No.2. formerly listed as
Former library, now Court Office and Shops. 1837 by J.T. Patience.
Yellow brick with masonry dressings, Slate roofs, Recessed block with long
wings returning to the street-line having 4- and 2-bay fronts. 2 storeys.
Single wide bay. Central double-door with tetrastyle Greek Doric portico
with pediment. 3 steps up. The portico frieze returns to become stringcourse
on the facade supported by pilasters. The centre of the facade projects
with one sash window with glazing bars and eared surround. 4 first-floor
pilasters. Triple frieze-cornice, the centre one displaying 'Library'.
Pediment. Wings:- 3 storeys plus semi-basement, 11 bays, the centre 4
recessed. Sash windows throughout with glazing bars and rubbed brick flat
arches. Masonry bands at ground and first floor. Parapet. C19 and C20
altered shopfronts returning 3 bays along the wings. Carriage entry at
extreme left-hand side of street facades, C19 fascia between consoles
above left-hand shopfront. Corner and central pilasters. The shopfront to
the right of the carriage entry has a triglyph frieze extending across from
No.1. Guildhall Hill. Decorative ironwork balustrading above frieze. Sash
windows throughout with glazing bars and rubbed brick flat arches at first
floor. Second floor windows beneath cornice.
Listing NGR: TG2289908584
Source: English Heritage
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