Record Details

NHER Number:26034
Type of record:Building
Name:Bishops Gate, The Close

Summary

Bishops Gate is one of the twelve gates and was built around 1436 as a gateway and porter's lodge. Constructued of flint and stone, this two storey structure has a large two-centre moulded arch with shield spandrels and a smaller two-centre pedestrian arch to right. Inside there is a brick built pointed barrel-vault undercroft with a stone doorway.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23493 09055
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Gateway and porter's lodge. Around 1436. Flint and stone, two storeys. Large two-centre moulded arch with shield
spandrels and smaller two-centre pedestrian arch to right. End buttresses. Central statue niche above arches with single flanking lights having cusped round heads. Remade crenellated parapet. Both doors with good tracery. Vaulted inside. Two-storey porter's lodge to west of gate with two-light arched casements having flat head and dripstone. Brick built pointed barrel-vault undercroft with stone doorway.
Information from Listed Buildings Register (S1).
See schedule in file.

Monument Types

  • GATE (Medieval to Modern - 1436 AD to 2050 AD)
  • LODGE (Medieval to Modern - 1436 AD to 2050 AD)
  • UNDERCROFT (Medieval to Modern - 1436 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

Related records

Site 374Parent of: Bishops Gate, The Close (Monument)
Mon 222Parent of: Bishops Palace Gate,The Close (Gateway) (Monument)
Mon 223Parent of: Bishops Palace Gate,The Close (Porter's Lodge) (Monument)
Mon 1459Parent of: Cathedral Precinct (Monument)
Site 803Parent of: The Close (Monument)
377Part of: Cathedral Close (cathedral precinct) (Monument)

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