Record Details

NHER Number:790
Type of record:Building
Name:The Great Hall, Oak Street


A 15th century two storey flint and brick hall house, remodelled in the 17th century and restored in the 20th. It is set back from, and at right angles to, the street line.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22604 09436
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former hall now workshop. 15th century, altered in 17th century. Set back from and at right angles to the street line. Two storeys. South elevation, scattered fenestration, central projecting bay in place of 15th century oriel window, extended to the right. North elevation: large twelve-light mullion and transome ground floor window and two first floor frieze windows.
Interior: full height oriel arch with four-centre arch and three orders of mouldings. Queen post roof partly remade in 20th century.
See (S1) for further details.
O. Beazley (NAU) 4 August 1989.

July 1987. Excavation by NAU.
Flower Pot Court. Constructed as open hall at right angles to and away from street (unusually for Norwich, it was separated from the street by an unconnected property).
Service rooms were further away from street.
J. Bown (NAU) 11 March 1991.

1987. Norwich Survey.
See (S2), which includes (S3).
T.E. Miller (NLA), 12 April 2004.

Documentary evidence (S4) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 8 November 2007.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Photograph: ACK-ACL, ECA, ECK-ECM.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Unpublished document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S3>Article in serial: Barnett, G. N. 1991. The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt II pp 202-207.
<S4>Unpublished document: Kelley, G. I. 1987. Pre-1830 Documentary Evidence for the Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich.

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