Record Details

NHER Number:26471
Type of record:Building
Name:St Crispin's Convenience


A ten-sided concrete urinal of about 1882 with a pyramid-shaped two stage roof. It is the oldest of its type in Britain, and possibly Europe. Restored in 2003 after falling into disrepair, it is now, ironically, closed to the public.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2261 0924
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Concrete urinal of about 1882.
One of the earliest concrete structures of its type. When constructed this would have stood between St Martins Lane and City Station Bridge. Ten sided structure with roof.
Refused listed status in 1986, since protected by City Council although derelict. Listed (S1) in March 1998 according to reference (S2) in file. Further press cutting (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 March 1998.

Restored 2003. Press cutting (S4) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 18 Mar 1998. 18 March.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1 Aug 2001. 1 August.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 21 Mar 2003. 21 March.

Related records

MNO10748Related to: Gentlemans Urinal St Crispin's Road NORWICH (Revoked)

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