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Numbers 2 to 4 Including the Norfolk and Norwich Subscription Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6295 / 52°37'46"N

Longitude: 1.2924 / 1°17'32"E

OS Eastings: 622911

OS Northings: 308612

OS Grid: TG229086

Mapcode National: GBR W8T.9P

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.T5LJ

Entry Name: Numbers 2 to 4 Including the Norfolk and Norwich Subscription Library

Listing Date: 5 June 1972

Last Amended: 8 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229118

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 Peter, Mancroft with St John Maddermarket

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 2208 NE GUILDHALL HILL (north side)
(formerly listed under Market Place)
5.6.72 Nos. 2 to 4 (consec).including
the Norfolk & Norwich Subscription
Library (No.2. formerly listed as
separate item).
Former library, now Court Office and Shops. 1837 by J.T. Patience.
Yellow brick with masonry dressings, Slate roofs, Recessed block with long
wings returning to the street-line having 4- and 2-bay fronts. 2 storeys.
Single wide bay. Central double-door with tetrastyle Greek Doric portico
with pediment. 3 steps up. The portico frieze returns to become stringcourse
on the facade supported by pilasters. The centre of the facade projects
with one sash window with glazing bars and eared surround. 4 first-floor
pilasters. Triple frieze-cornice, the centre one displaying 'Library'.
Pediment. Wings:- 3 storeys plus semi-basement, 11 bays, the centre 4
recessed. Sash windows throughout with glazing bars and rubbed brick flat
arches. Masonry bands at ground and first floor. Parapet. C19 and C20
altered shopfronts returning 3 bays along the wings. Carriage entry at
extreme left-hand side of street facades, C19 fascia between consoles
above left-hand shopfront. Corner and central pilasters. The shopfront to
the right of the carriage entry has a triglyph frieze extending across from
No.1. Guildhall Hill. Decorative ironwork balustrading above frieze. Sash
windows throughout with glazing bars and rubbed brick flat arches at first
floor. Second floor windows beneath cornice.

Listing NGR: TG2289908584

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