Record Details

NHER Number:26255
Type of record:Building
Name:11 Wensum Street


A 17th century three storey rendered building, heightened in the 18th century, with a black pantile roof. It underwent major alterations in the 20th century and is now a shop and restaurant. Beneath the street range of the building are the remains of a 15th century undercroft.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23271 08954
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former use unknown, now shop and restaurant. 17th century heightened in 18th century. Major 20th century alterations. Rendered. Black pantile roof.Three storeys jettied at first floor.
See (S1) for more details.
Undercroft: pointed barrel-vault side chambers, two in the west wall extending beneath the pavement, and one in the north wall associated with 15th century cellar.
R. Smith.
Information from (S2).

Survey of undercroft (S3) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 29 October 2007.

Building Survey of undercroft, June 1980.
Survey of the remains of a brick built undercroft, dated by comparison to the 15th century. It has two side chambers, one extending beneath the street. A blocked opening represents another chamber or perhaps a doorway.
(S4) in file.
K. Robbins (NLA), 19 September 2008.

Monument Types

  • UNDERCROFT (Medieval to Modern - 1400 AD to 2050 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: Carter, A. (UEA). 1980. Building Survey of 11 Wensum Street. June.
---Thesis: Smith, R. 1990. An Architectural History of Norwich Buildings, c. 1200 - 1700. Unpublished Thesis. p 433.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..

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Site 592Parent of: 11 Wensum Street (Monument)
Mon 381Parent of: 11 Wensum Street (Monument)
Mon 382Parent of: 11 Wensum Street (Undercroft) (Monument)
26585Parent of: Old School, The Glasshouse and Saxon features, 11 to 13 Wensum Street (Monument)
MNO8967Related to: No. 9 & 11 Wensum Street NORWICH (Revoked)

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