Record Details

NHER Number:26037
Type of record:Building
Name:Bishop Salmon's Porch, The Close


The remaining two storey stone east porch of Bishop Salmon's Palace, which was built in the early 14th century and demolished in the 17th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23500 09018
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Porch to former hall. Early 14th century (1325). Stone, two storeys, the top storey partly ruinous. Two open bays.
East façade: two centre arch having two orders of grouped mouldings and damaged attached shafts with foliated capitals. Flanking statue niches. Two-light window above arch with side blind arches.

Steep arches north and south openings with two orders of grouped mouldings on attached shafts with foliated capitals; ogee-headed niche to left and right of west doorway. Tierceron vaulting with carved bosses.

Remains of heavy blind arcading over west archway.

Information from (S1).

See schedule (S2), press cutting (S3) and report (S4) in file

October 2007
Scheduled monument consent granted regarding the consolidation of cracked masonary to the north- east buttress and pinning a detached portion of moulding of the north jamb of the east entrance.
See (S5)
H. White (NLA) 22 January 2009

July 2008.
Scheduled monument consent granted regarding the consolidation of the east elevation stonework.
See (S6) for further details
H. White (NLA) 9 January 2008

July 2008.
Added to the English Heritage buildings at risk register.
See (S7) for further details,
H. White, (NLA), 13 April 2010

Monument Types

  • BISHOPS PALACE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1325 AD to 1676 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval to Modern - 1325 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Renn, D. F. 1960. The Anglo-Norman Keep, 1066-1138. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Vol XXIII, pp 1-23.
---Article in serial: Whittingham, A. B. 1951. Report of the Summer Meeting of the Institute at Norwich, 1949. Part II. Norwich: Cathedral, Churches, and Religious and Charitable Foundations: The Monastic Buildings of Norwich Cathedral, and the Bishop's Palace. The Archaeological Journal. Vol CVI pp 86-87.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1989. 6 November.
<S4>Unpublished document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S5>Scheduling record: DCMS. 2007. Scheduled Monument Consent.
<S6>Scheduling record: DCMS. 2008. Scheduled Monument Consent.
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2008. Several newcomers to heritage at risk register. 10 July.

Related records

Site 377Parent of: Bishop Salmon's Porch, The Close (Monument)
Mon 1233Parent of: Bishop's Palace, The Close (Late Saxon occupation) (Monument)
377Parent of: Cathedral Close (cathedral precinct) (Monument)
Mon 1459Parent of: Cathedral Precinct (Monument)
Mon 228Parent of: Porch of Bishop Salmon's Hall (Monument)
MNO8088Related to: Bishop Salmon's Porch The Close NORWICH (Revoked)

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