Record Details

NHER Number:13793
Type of record:Building
Name:Norwich Road Maltings


This post medieval maltings was first built in 1870 but was rebuilt in 1894. It has a long yellow brick three storeyed facade divided into bays by pilasters and the structure is supported on an iron frame. There is a sack hoist on ornamental iron brackets and the kilns survive at the rear and the furnaces in the basement. It survives in very good condition and is a good example of a medium sized maltings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9942 1313
Map Sheet:TF91SE

Full description

June 1978. Visit.
Yellow brick, long three storeyed facade divided into bays by pilasters. Sack hoist on ornamental iron brackets. Kilns at rear. Good condition.
E. Rose (NAU), 27 June 1978.

Bears plaque beneath sack hoist saying 'Rebuilt 1894'. The bricks are flettons with better quality bricks used for the pilasters.
E. Rose (NLA), 19 April 1995.

The building was upgraded to II* in 2000. It is stated that the pre 1894 building was of 1870 and it comprises 'a very complete and rare survival of a medium sized maltings'. Retains cone with ambulatory with kilns on upper floor; in semibasement of shaft are four automatic Suxe furnaces. Belt driven malt screen. Iron framed construction.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 3 October 2000.

NIAS records:
There was a well in No 8 malthouse. It was well maintained with the latest pumping equipment always installed. Repaired in the 1950s as brickwork had fallen out of the shaft wall causing the water to become chalky. At the same time a concrete hump was placed over the grating to prevent lorries from damaging it.
See (S2)
W. Arnold (HES), 14 Febuary 2011

Monument Types

  • WELL (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • MALTINGS (19th Century to 21st Century - 1870 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 294.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF2908.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1246348.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Various. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society (NIAS) file.

Related records

MNO11714Related to: Dereham Maltings (Crisp Malting Group) Norwich Road DEREHAM (Revoked)

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