Record Details

NHER Number:26007
Type of record:Building
Name:Ivory House, No 52 All Saints' Green


Ivory House was built in 1771 to 1772 by Thomas Ivory, a speculative builder, architect and craftsman. This three storey building is of red brick with a black pantile roof, and has wrought iton railings and a two-span roof. It is believed to have been built on Ivory's own land, and used as a militia barracks in 1800. It was restored in 1971 to 1972 and converted to an council offices.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23025 07936
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former house, now adult education centre. 1771 by Thomas Ivory. Red brick and black pantile roof. Three storeys, five bays. Central door with semi-circular fanlight. The ground floor windows are in semi-circular arched recessed panels. Bracket cornice beneath parapet with end ball-finials. Two-span roof. Wrought iron railings (internally segmental plaster vault to hall - both ends of hall semi-circular).
Information from (S1), see also (S2).

Reference (S3) in file states that this was Ivory's own house and that in 1800 it became a militia barracks.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 10 November 1995.

Other press cuttings (S4), (S5) and (S6) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 24 October 2007.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1771 AD to 1860 AD)
  • BARRACKS? (Post Medieval - 1860 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • OFFICE (Modern - 1901 AD? to 1994 AD)
  • APARTMENT (Modern - 1994 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. pp 307-308.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Unpublished document: Norwich Survey building record sheets.
<S4>Photograph: Norwich Survey. South-east room, south wall, second floor [interior of Ivory House]. Black & white print.
<S5>Publication: Norfolk County Council. 2000. Historic Buildings at Risk in Norfolk.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. History under hammer. 10 November.
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Executive flats planned for historic, city centre town house. 11 December.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. New lease of life for fine old townhouse. 26 January.
<S9>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. Your home in an Ivory tower. 14 March.

Related records

26491Parent of: Three mid to late medieval pits, Ivory House (Monument)
55358Part of: Site of militia barracks, All Saints' Green (Monument)

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