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Telephone House, Norwich

Description: Telephone House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 229532

OS Grid Reference: TG2270308593
OS Grid Coordinates: 622703, 308593
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6294, 1.2893

Location: St Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1JN

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR2 1JN

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Listing Text

(north side)
5.6.72 Nos. 41 and 43
Telephone House.
Office. 1906 by G. Skipper with later C20 rear addition.
Bath stone with marble plinth and outer columns. Roof not visible.
3 storeys. 5 bays - A:B:C:B:A with central and end bays projecting
in Neo-Baroque style. Central doorway with 4 Doric columns supporting
a curved broken pediment with cartouche. 6 Doric columns through
ground and first floors supporting entablature with open pediment
over centre bay and pediments over end bays. Sash windows at ground
and first floors with glazing bars and raised surrounds. The windows
in the outer bays have balconies at first floor. First floor central
window with rusticated surround and semi-circular arch. 7 casement
windows at 2nd floor with glazing bars and eared and haunched surrounds.
Balustrade parapet with urns. Remains of 2 ½-bays of brick C15 undercroft
beneath No. 43. Interior:- T-shaped entrance hall with paired columns;
panelled staircase with marble columns and coffered ceiling, boardroom in
centre of first floor has five panelled double-leaf doors, fireplace with
scrolled pediment, large French window to balcony with round pediment and
swags, and a 3-bay domed ceiling.

Listing NGR: TG2270308593

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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