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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Norwich (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 22806 08299


TG 2208 SE THEATRE STREET (south side) 22/859 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


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/13348/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Russell Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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