Record Details

NHER Number:26126
Type of record:Building
Name:City Flour Mills or Albion Mill, King Street


This building is a former yarn and flour mill. It was built between 1836 and 1837 in red brick, and has a 20th century Mansard roof. It has now been converted for residential use.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23804 07789
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former yarn mill now flour mill. 1836 to 1837. Red brick with 20th century Mansard roof. Long block at right angles to street. Street elevation: five storeys, three bays plus two storied single bay office to the left. Loading doors on all but ground floor in double-order recess with semi- elliptical arch. Casement windows throughout - those on the ground and first floors in recess with semi-elliptical arch. Projecting end pilasters and flat string-course between first and second floors. Gable with stone coping.
Possible site of St Olave's Chapel - see site NHER 578

See file for documentary research (S1).
See Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society survey on fiche.

November 1997. Building survey.
See (S2).
A. Cattermole (HES), 10 June 2011.

Newspaper cutting (S3) also in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 25 October 2007.

November 2008.
Planning application received regarding proposed removal of a badly decayed internal timber spiral staircase between the thirs and fourth floors and replacement with a new 'kite winder' escape staircase
see (S4) and (S5)
H. White (NLA), 20 March 2009

Monument Types

  • FLOUR MILL (Post Medieval - 1836 AD to 1871 AD)
  • SPINNING MILL (Post Medieval - 1836 AD to 1871 AD)
  • CONFECTIONERY WORKS (Post Medieval to Modern - 1871 AD to 1931 AD)
  • APARTMENT (Modern - 2000 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 203.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished document: Kelly, G.. Oct 1981. Read Woodrow Limited, King Street, Norwich. The background to the freehold site from 1783 until 1965..
<S2>Unpublished document: Hutcheson, A.. 1998. NAU Report No. 311. Archaeological Evaluation and Structural Survey at Read's Flour Mill, 238-249 King Street, Norwich.. June.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Upmarket idea for flour mills. 18 February.
<S4>Unpublished document: Listed Building Consent.
<S4>Unpublished document: P J Livsey Country Homes (Eastern) LTD. 2008. Design and Access Statement, Albion Mill, King Street, Norwich.

Related records

MNO9635Related to: City Flour Mills King Street NORWICH (Revoked)

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