Record Details

NHER Number:331
Type of record:Building
Name:69 to 89 Duke Street (1 to 3 Pitt Street)


Two 15th century and later ranges parallel to each other. They have been somewhat altered, but the coved first floor jetty remains to the long Muspole Street frontage and above it is mathematical tiling. There is also a jetty to to the courtyard side (south) of the other parallel range. In the 16th and 17th centuries, two further ranges were added to form a courtyard plan.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22890 09143
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Includes 1 to 4 Wrights Foundry Yard and 31 to 33 Muspole Street.

All buildings timber framed at first floor level above flint rubble walls apart from range at end of yard, which has full height flint rubble walls.
Number 33 is the earliest building. Former use unknown, now flats. Late 15th century onwards. Renovated 20th century. Timber frame. Flint and brick. Mathematical tiles. Pantile and Roman pantile roofs.
Muspole Street range: two storeys, jettied at first floor.

Duke Street: two storeys, jettied at first floor.
North range parallel with Muspole Street, courtyard elevation: two storeys, jettied at first floor.
Late 15th century ground floor wall extending into Number 2 Wrights Foundry.
Wright's Foundry Yard: two storeys, three storeys centre. See (S1) for more details.

1976. Restoration of a 15th century and later courtyard plan house.
Two storied timber framed with jetty. The first floor is partly clad in a good example of Mathematical tiling.
Found embedded in wattle and daub of wall of 1 Pitt Street, iron knife.
Transitional to late post medieval pottery from courtyard, including base and sides of a Transitional bowl, and fragments of fish dish and two rims of Thetford type Ware (one with rouletted decoration) from pipe trench.
M. Atkin and R. Smith (NCM).

1970s or 1980s. Norwich Survey.
1 Pitt Street. Two storey building around a rectangular couryard on the corner of Pitt Street and Muspole Street. East and south ranges may date from early 16th century, rest early 19th century.
See (S1), which also includes (S2) of 29 to 31 Muspole Street.
T.E. Miller (NLA), 19 May 2004.

Monument Types

  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval to Modern - 1500 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Unpublished document: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S2>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..

Related records

Site 1708Parent of: 69-89 Duke Street (1-3 Pitt Street) (Monument)
Site 1709Parent of: 69-89 Duke Street (1-3 Pitt Street) (Monument)
Mon 840Parent of: 69-89 Duke Street (1-3 Pitt Street) (Monument)
Site 2510Parent of: 69-89 Duke Street (1-3 Pitt Street) (WRIGHTS FOUNDARY YARD) (Monument)

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