|Type of record:||Building|
The present theatre has 1930s Art Deco features and is located on the site of the 18th century theatre. In 1991 a post medieval boundary wall at the southwest angle of the building was demolished. This wall contained a number of medieval limestone carvings including tracery and a bishop's head stop. In 2005 plans were formulated to rennovate the theatre sometime in the near future.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 2276 0834|
|Parish:||NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK|
On site of 18th century theatre, present building stated in (S1) to have 1930s Art Deco features.
December 1991. Architectural Survey and Excavation.
Recording by NAU of wall at south-west angle of building before demolition.
Judged to be a boundary wall, perhaps of Dissolution date, and containing a number of limestone carvings including tracery and a bishop's head stop.
See report (S2) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S8).
NB. The wall is exactly at the location where 50in Ordnance Survey marks 'site of chapel (antiquity)'. Is this a coincidence for an inaccurate locating of the Chapel-in-the-Field?
E. Rose (NLA) 19 March & 21 July 1992.
Plans for redevelopment of this building reported in (S3).
A. Cattermole (NLA) 22 August 2006.
See other press cuttings (S4), (S5), (S6) and (S7) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 30 October 2007.
- THEATRE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Photograph: GWQ. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG2208/ACJ, ACL, ACP - ACU. |
|---||Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 320. |
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|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991-1992. [Articles on the remodelling of the Theatre Royal in Norwich]. |
|<S2>||Unpublished Contractor Report: Forrest, K. 1992. Excavation and Survey Report at the Theatre Royal, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 54. |
|<S3>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2005. 'Ugliest' theatre to be reborn. 3 December. |
|<S4>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Vast change of scenery for theatre reopening. 4 November. |
|<S5>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Mystery find at theatre. 23 June. |
|<S6>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Major changes that create 'a new theatre'. 4 September. |
|<S7>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. [Articles on the finding of a medieval stone carving while demolition work was carried at the Theatre Royal in Norwich]. |
|<S8>||Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1992. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 1991. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt III pp 371-379. p 377. |
|Mon 1134||Parent of: South of St Mary's Alley (Monument)|
|Mon 882||Parent of: The Assembly Rooms (Monument)|
|Site 1294||Parent of: The Assembly Rooms, Theatre Street (Monument)|
|Site 1861||Parent of: The Assembly Rooms, Theatre Street (Monument)|
|Site 1984||Parent of: The Assembly Rooms, Theatre Street (Monument)|
|Site 729||Parent of: Theatre Royal (Monument)|
|Mon 505||Part of: Precinct of the College of St Mary in the Fields (Monument)|
|Mon 1328||Part of: Theatre Street (Chappelfield Lane) (Monument)|
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