Record Details

NHER Number:26206
Type of record:Building
Name:8, Surrey Street (former Norwich Union Office)

Summary

This office was built in 1903-04 by G. J. Skipper from Clipsham stone. It is set back from the street line with single-storey projecting wings. It was designed in a Neo-Baroque style and has an extremely fine marbled interior and panelled boardroom. 16th century glass from Surrey House is incorporatd in the former solicitor's office on the first floor.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23055 08149
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Office, 1903-04 by G. J. Skipper. Clipsham stone. Roof not visible. Set back from street line with single-storey projecting wings. Neo-Baroque style. Two storeys outer bays and three storeys centre bays. Five bays A:B:B:B:A.
Extremely fine marbled interior and panelled boardroom. 16th century glass from Surrey House in former solicitor's office on the first floor. Fine Adam style fireplace (reputedly from Surrey House) in first floor committee room.
See List of Buildings for further details.

The stained glass in question has now been given to Norwich Cathedral.

1983. Norwich Survey.
See (S1), which includes (S2).
T.E. Miller (NLA) 18 January 2006.

See press cuttings (S1), (S2), (S3), (S4) and (S5) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 25 October 2007.

Monument Types

  • OFFICE (Modern - 1903 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STAINED GLASS (WINDOW) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. City School will be the first of its kind.. 23 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 21 Feb 2003.
<S2>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 10 Sept 1997.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1 June 1991.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 22 Dec 2000.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 6 Jan 1996.

Related records

Site 880Parent of: 22-24 All Saints Green (Monument)
Mon 1102Part of: Surrey Street (Monument)

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