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Nos. 39 and 41 (The Festival House)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6307 / 52°37'50"N

Longitude: 1.2955 / 1°17'43"E

OS Eastings: 623113

OS Northings: 308756

OS Grid: TG231087

Mapcode National: GBR W99.CN

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.W42L

Entry Name: Nos. 39 and 41 (The Festival House)

Listing Date: 5 June 1972

Last Amended: 8 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229470

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Mancroft

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/12/2012

TG 2308 NW

(north side)
Nos 39 and 41 (The Festival House)

(Formerly listed with No 37)


No 39:- Former shop incorporated into No 41, The Festival House public
house with Medieval undercroft below. C19 building above with C20 alter-
ations. Red brick and pantile roof. 4 storeys. 3 bays. Central panelled
door with panelled pilasters supporting plain architrave. Corner pub-front
to No 41 with corner door and round-arched glazing bars. Recessed door at
left side. 3-light first-floor casement at left side with pilasters and
consoles supporting hood. Sash windows elsewhere with glazing bars,
vertical only in lower sash on 1st and 2nd floors. Tall pub sign on each
corner face. Paired modillion cornice. The interior continues into No 6 St
George's Street. Interior: Undercroft, below No 41 (The Festival House).
C15. Brick vaults with flint walls up to springing level. Modern rendering
and paint cover the two eastern bays and the northern half of the adjoining
bay to the west. 4 bays. Each bay has quadripartite vaulting with double
order ribs and there is a noticeable difference in size between the two
eastern and western bays. The north wall of the two eastern bays of the
undercroft have been thickened and the present entry into the undercroft
in the eastern bay, from the C17 cellar to the north, is modern. This
replaced an earlier opening between the C15 undercroft and C17 cellar
although subsequent rendering of the walls makes it difficult to ascertain
the exact status or date of this opening. The building is listed II*
because of the undercroft that is one of an important group of medieval
undercrofts within the city walls.

Listing NGR: TG2311308756

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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