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Description: Cinema City
Date Listed: 26 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229473
OS Grid Reference: TG2315008732
OS Grid Coordinates: 623150, 308732
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6304, 1.2960
TG 2308 NW ST. ANDREW'S STREET
26.5.54 Cinema City (formerly listed as
Suckling House and Stuart Hall)
Former hall house now cinema and associated rooms and offices. C15 onwards
with major addition and alterations of 1925, by Boardman. Flint with brick
and stone dressings. Red brick and black pantiles. Single-storey hall with
single-storey theatre to the east and a 2-storey wing to the west. C20 door
to the left-side of hall with moulded 2-centre surround. Large brick and
flint porch built against two mediaeval buttresses with moulded-timber outer
archway re-using some C16 timbers. Mediaeval doorway at extreme right with
double-order 2-centre stone arch with dripmould. Central casement window in
enlarged mediaeval opening. Window above right-side door with brick arched-
surround. 1925 extension:- built partly over mediaeval wall. Irregular
facade with projecting centre having lower single-storey front. Door at
extreme left with moulded surround and segmental pediment. 4 circular
windows with keystones. Horizontal rustication and quoins. Moulded brick
cornice beneath parapet. 2-bay wing to the west of the hall with sash
windows at ground floor with glazing bars and rubbed brick flat arches with
keystone. Oval plaque at first floor. Rusticated brick quoins and moulded
brick cornice beneath parapet with central stack. St. Andrew's Hill
elevation:- 2 storeys. 5 bays to brick-built left-hand section and four
first-floor windows in the flint built right-hand section. Left side: door
with simply moulded surround and pediment supported on consoles. Sash
windows with rubbed brick flat arches with keystone. 4-centre arched window
at ground-floor right with intersecting glazing bars. Rusticated pilasters
and moulded brick cornice beneath parapet. Right side: door at extreme left
with rusticated pilasters and flat hood. Door to the right with rusticated
arch. Sash windows at ground floor with moulded surrounds and small hoods.
Mullion and transom and casement windows in brick reveal at first-floor.
Overhanging eaves. Interior:- 3 bays of brick-built chamber with double-order
diagonal ribs. These probably pre-date the hall and are connected to it by
two doors, one with an C18 surround attached. The hall has an oriel window
on the south side, externally re-built in the early C20. Scissor-brace roof
with the middle truss having a crown-post and arch braces. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument. F.R. Beecheno "The Sucklings House at Norwich"
Norfolk Archaeology Vol. XIX pp.197 to 220 and Vol.XX pp.158 to 178.
Listing NGR: TG2315008732
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