Record Details

NHER Number:26366
Type of record:Building
Name:Colman House, behind 63 and 65 Pottergate


This 17th century house was dated by a section of flint walling in the east gable, associated window and a stone fire surround on the first floor. The building's brick façade is later, dating to the 18th century. The building was an eye hospital from the early 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2270 0872
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

17th century building dated by a section of flint walling in east gable, associated window (blocked) plus stone fire surround on first floor.
18th century brick facade and noteworthy door surround.
R. Smith.

Febraury 1954. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Former house, converted into factory and under restoration at the time of re-survey. Early C17. Heightened, refaced and extended in the late C18. Red brick and pantile roof. 3 storeys. 5 symmetrical bays plus one bay to right-hand side. Central door with rusticated surround, pulvinated frieze and small flat hood. Rusticated pilasters. Sash windows throughout with glazing bars and flat rubbed brick arches with Keystone. Pilasters flanking first floor central window. Moulded brick cornice. Fine Cl7 stone fireplace surround with carved spandrels at first floor. R. Smith and A. Carter, "Function and Site: Aspects of Norwich Buildings". Vernacular Architecture, Vol. 14, 1983.
Information from (S1).

The building was an Eye Hospital from the early 19th century until the beginning of the 20th.
Press cutting (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 July 1997.

Monument Types

  • HOSPITAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 326.
---Thesis: Smith, R. 1990. An Architectural History of Norwich Buildings, c. 1200 - 1700. Unpublished Thesis. pp 425-426.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1219739.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Eye hospital among many roles for fine city house. 11 July.

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