Record Details

NHER Number:26034
Type of record:Building
Name:Bishops Gate, The Close

Summary

Bishops Gate is one of the twelve gates and was built around 1436 as a gateway and porter's lodge. Constructued of flint and stone, this two storey structure has a large two-centre moulded arch with shield spandrels and a smaller two-centre pedestrian arch to right. Inside there is a brick built pointed barrel-vault undercroft with a stone doorway.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23493 09055
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1972. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Gateway and porter's lodge. Around 1436. Flint and stone, two storeys. Large two-centre moulded arch with shield spandrels and smaller two-centre pedestrian arch to right. End buttresses. Central statue niche above arches with single flanking lights having cusped round heads. Remade crenellated parapet. Both doors with good tracery. Vaulted inside. Two-storey porter's lodge to west of gate with two-light arched casements having flat head and dripstone. Brick built pointed barrel-vault undercroft with stone doorway.
Information from (S1).
See schedule in file.

Monument Types

  • GATE (15th Century to 21st Century - 1436 AD to 2100 AD)
  • LODGE (15th Century to 21st Century - 1436 AD to 2100 AD)
  • UNDERCROFT (15th Century to 21st Century - 1436 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF279.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 127.3 [2].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 226.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051328.

Related records

Site 374Parent of: Bishops Gate, The Close (Monument)
Mon 222Parent of: Bishops Palace Gate,The Close (Gateway) (Monument)
Mon 223Parent of: Bishops Palace Gate,The Close (Porter's Lodge) (Monument)
Mon 1459Parent of: Cathedral Precinct (Monument)
Site 803Parent of: The Close (Monument)
377Part of: Cathedral Close (cathedral precinct) (Monument)

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