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General Post Office Museum, Norwich

Description: General Post Office Museum

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 September 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 229476

OS Grid Reference: TG2306208713
OS Grid Coordinates: 623062, 308713
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6303, 1.2947

Location: 1 Old Post Office Yard, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AU

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR3 1AU

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Listing Text

(south side)
21.9.70 G.P.O. Museum (formerly listed
as St. Andrew's former
Church Hall.
- II*
Former house, now museum. C15. Brick and flint rubble ground floor, timber
frame with brick infill first floor. Pantile roof. Set back and parallel to
street line. 2 storeys, first floor jettied. One bay of former 5-bay house.
Carriage entry with arched braces having pierced, carved spandrels supported on
carved stone corbels. The west gable has corbelled brickwork at jetty level
with squared-flint pattern above. One first floor 4-light frieze window with
shallow mouldings on the mullions. One truss, remains of a crown-post roof having
moulded base and capital on the crown-post. Contemporary brick-built undercroft
with pointed barrel-vault profile with the apex parallel to the street line.
A painting by H. Ninham 1848, shows the complete building. Castle museum
accession No. 44.89.929. The building is graded II* because of the undercroft,
one of an important group within the City Walls. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG2306208713

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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