Quiz and photo gallery: Norwich historic gems to get extra protection - see the list in full

Historic buildings in Norwich have been added to a list to give them extra protection. Historic buildings in Norwich have been added to a list to give them extra protection.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
3:08 PM

Norwich’s rich heritage is to be given extra protection after more than 100 buildings, including pubs and schools, were added to a list of precious properties to be safeguarded.

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Churches, houses, libraries, factories, bridges and even Norfolk County Council’s County Hall have been locally listed by Norwich City Council.

The buildings have been added to the list after three years of work by civic watchdog the Norwich Society.

Volunteers drew up a list of buildings and landmarks around Norwich in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the fate which befell the Earl of Leicester pub.

To the dismay of many, the pub, in Dereham Road, was knocked down in 2005 to make way for flats, despite a last-ditch effort to get it listed by English Heritage. The flats have yet to be built.

The society, which in the 1930s helped prevent the city council from pulling down historic buildings in Elm Hill, joined forces with officers from City Hall to get locally listed other sites considered worthy of safeguarding.

The buildings were rated according to their condition, historic value, architectural value, value to the community and physical presence.

While being on the list is not binding when it comes to applications for planning permission and does not carry the same weight as an English Heritage listing, it does mean members of a planning committee would need to take the status into account when making decisions.

As City Hall officers state: “Placing a building on the local list does not give a building any additional legal protection, but it does mean that the heritage value of a locally identified heritage asset is a material consideration in determining planning applications.”

A number of pubs and former pubs feature on the list, including The West End Retreat in Browne Street; the Trafford Arms in Grove Road; Ketts Tavern on Ketts Hill; the Belle Vue in St Phillip’s Road; the Artichoke in Magdalen Road; the Mad Moose in Warwick Street and 
the Unthank Arms in Newmarket Street.

Schools on the list include Magdalen Gates School in Bull Close Road; Colman Infant School in Colman Road; Avenue Road School in Milford Road; Wensum Junior School in Turner Road and the Hewett School in Cecil Road.

Parts of Norwich Prison, in Knox Road, dating back to 1885-1890 are included, as is County Hall, the headquarters of Norfolk County Council, in Martineau Lane and Zak’s restaurant on Mousehold Heath.

Vicky Manthorpe, administrator for the Norwich Society (pictured left), said: “I am absolutely delighted that the list has been adopted. I hope it means that we have got a good basis for discussions over the future of those buildings.

“We do not want to see another situation like happened with the Earl Of Leicester pub. And this now means we should be able to add to the list when other properties come to our attention.”

What do you think? Are these buildings worth protecting? Write to Letters Editor, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE.

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Here is the full list of the buildings which have been added to Norwich City Council’s local list:

Adelaide Street: Perserverance pub; Bread and Cheese pub

Angel Road: Norwich City Sure Start Centre and Angel Road Infant School; Angel Road Junior School

Arlington Lane: Arlington House

Armes Street: City Christian Centre (former Methodist Church)

Aylsham Road: Edward VII pub; Hamlin Court; Mile Cross Methodist Church; TA Centre.

Barrack Street: Former Steward and Patteson Brewery Office; former Sportsman pub

Bowthorpe Road: Earlham Cemetery North Lodge; Norwich Community Hospital Ward Blocks and Woodlands House Nurses Home (formerly Norwich Workhouse)

Branford Road: Branford Stores pub

Britannia Road: 2-8 (even); Cameron House

Browne Street: West End Retreat pub

Brunswick Road: Numbers 21/23

Bull Close Road: Magdalen Gates School

Buxton Road: 1-41 (odd); 2a; 4-50 (even)

Caernarvon Road: Former Female Refuge and Chapel

Carshalton Road: Cricket Pavilion

Cecil Road: 27-39 (odd); Hewett School

Christchurch Road: 48-58 (even); 58a; 51-59 (odd)

City Road: 35-43 (odd); 45-85 (odd); 101-105 (odd); 30-52 (even)

College Road: 1A; 55-61 (odd); 190/192; 197/199; 200-226 (even)

Colman Road: 131-139 (odd) and 132 -148 (even); Colman Infant School; Earlham Library

Connaught Road: 80 and 80A

Constitution Hill: Former Constitution Tavern pub

Constitution Opening: Number 5

Dereham Road: Former Barn Tavern pub; former Regal Cinema; Potters House Church; former rectory for St Martin at Oak and St Michael Coslany; 303-319 (odd); Notre Dame Preparatory School; Park Cottage; former Queen Charlotte pub; The Willows Lodge

Dibden Road: Florida Shoe Group/Van Dal Factory

Earlham Road: 150-168 (even); 205-221 (odd); St Thomas’s Church; St Thomas

Parish Rooms; Earlham Cemetery: Drinking

fountain; former Roman Catholic Chapel; Jewish Chapel; South Lodge

Eleanor Road: St Albans Vicarage

Gas Hill: Gas holder

Gertrude Road: Heath House pub

Grove Road: Trafford Arms pub

Grove Walk: St Albans Church

Gurney Road: Mousehold Pavilion (Zaks Restaurant)

Hall Road: 85a & 87/89; Hewett Yard; Railway bridge; St Marks Boys School; Pump House

Hardy Road: Gothic works (Pre-1928 buildings only)

Henley Road: Number 1

Kerrison Road: The Factory

Ketts Hill: Ketts Hill Bakery and Ketts Tavern pub

Knox Road: Norwich Prison (buildings dated 1885-1890)

Leicester Street: York Tavern pub

Lindley Street: former Cricketers Arms pub

Lower Clarence Road: Tudor House

Magdalen Road: Artichoke pub; 106 and 108; St Pauls Community Hall; Dyers Arms pub

Marionville Road: The White House

Martineau Lane: County Hall and County Record Office

Milford Road: Avenue Road School

Mill Close: Railway Bridge

Mousehold Avenue: Silver Road Baptist Church

Mousehold Street: Robin Hood pub

Nelson Street: Coronation House

Newmarket Street: Unthank Arms pub

Pembroke Road: Garden House pub

Plumstead Road: 26-38; Plumstead Road Library

Recreation Road: 61-67

Rosebery Road: Methodist Church; Lord Rosebery pub

Rowington Road: 9-19 (odd)

Russell Street: St Barnabas Church

Silver Road: 168 & 168A (former Co-op); former Baptist Church and attached Schoolhouse; 85; Silver Rooms; George White Junior School; St Mary Magdalene; The Cottage PH); 217/219 (former shoe factory)

Sloughbottom Park: Pavilion

Southwell Road: Railway bridge

Spencer Street: Marlborough Arms pub

Sprowston Road: St Georges Catholic Church

St Bartholomew’s Close: 1 & 3; 3a & 5; 2 & 4; 6 & 8

St James’ Close: 9-19

St Leonard’s Road: Jubilee Tavern pub

St Phillip’s Road: Belle Vue pub

Stafford Street: Alexandra Tavern pub

The Avenues: 21

Thorpe Road: Harbour House; Jonathan Scott Hall

Turner Road: Wensum Junior School

Unthank Road: 106-120 (even), 124-130 (even)

Union Street: Coach and Horses pub

Warwick Street: Mad Moose pub

Waterloo Road: Duke of Wellington pub

Waterworks Road: Eastgate Lodge, Pump House 1, Pump House 2

3 comments

  • Unfortunately The Norwich Society and City Council have no real teeth to prevent planning applications to redevelop ! Just look at the devastation of our heritage in the City Centre alone !.Grade 1 Listing by the government dept for preservation is required!And why it has taken Three years to come up with this listings is amazing

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    Albert Cooper

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Perhaps NCc could start looking at Yarmouth and start putting what is left of the old buildings on "listed status" before the self serving councillors, planning department and their developer friends, get their dirty hand on any more old buildings and demolish them

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    "V"

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Does anyone know in either City Hall or in the Norwich Society what the plans are for Sovereign House, Botolph Street, are? This former HMSO headquarters building is slowly falling into disrepair due to lack of mainetenance. Many years ago, City Hall told me that the owner had plans for redeveloping the whole of Anglia Square. Is he waiting for this building to fall down before he starts work? Although I worked there for 10 years or so, I have no objection to it being razed to the ground! It is a disgrace to the City of Norwich! (IVOR R.HOSGOOD MBE)

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    IVOR HOSGOOD

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

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