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The Assembley Rooms, Norwich

Description: The Assembley Rooms

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229639

OS Grid Reference: TG2280608299
OS Grid Coordinates: 622806, 308299
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6267, 1.2906

Location: The Chantry, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Old Assembly Rooms and the remains of St Mary's College, 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.

Listing Text

(south side)
26.2.54. The Assembly Rooms
- I
Former Assembly Rooms now galleries, restaurant, lecture rooms and flat.
Includes the cinema west of the west wing. 1754 by Thomas Ivory with C15
undercrofts and later fragments. C17 east wing. Red brick. Flint and
brick rubble. Rendered. Pantile roofs. 2 storeys. 5 bays with irregular
projecting wings. Principal facade:- central door with rusticated surround
and elliptical pediment on consoles. Sash windows with glazing bars and
moulded surrounds. Parapet with dentil cornice and pediment over projecting
centre bay. Hipped roof. Right-hand wing: 3 storeys. 5 bays. Cinema
entry to the left-side with projecting 2-storied open pediment and rusticated
ground floor. Door to right-side with moulded surround and pediment supported
on consoles. Sash windows with glazing bars in simple surrounds. Small
bracket cornice and roof with hip at north end. Stone quoin at north-east
corner and blocked frieze window in the north facade. Left-hand wing:-
C17. 2 storeys. 3 storeys adjoining principal facade. 6 irregularly spaced
first floor windows plus single 3 storey bay. Sash windows with glazing bars
and 4 scattered casement windows. Iterior:- central room with polygonal bay
and rooms to each side with panelling and plasterwork and gallery supported
on columns. Undercrofts:- Brick. 2 bays with diagonal ribs with subsidiary
ridge and cross ribs. Hollow chamfer on minor ribs. Wall arches and wall
piers. Very long pointed barrel vault to the north with blocked low side-
chamber on the east side with blocked opening above. The building stands on
the site of and incorporates small fragments off the College of St. Mary-in-
the-Fields. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG2280608299

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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