Record Details

NHER Number:26025
Type of record:Building
Name:The Hermitage, 52 and 54 Bishopgate


A 15th, 17th and 19th century flint and rendered brick house, two storeys high with an attic and a thatched main roof. The north façade is part of the cathedral's precinct walls, onto which the house was built with a timber framed upper storey, stepped gables (later rebuilt) and a chimney at each end. The distinctive rear elevation has a three storey projecting porch.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23873 08984
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

June 1972. Listed, Grade II*.
House, 15th, 17th and early 19th century. Flint, close studding frame, rendered brick and thatch, two storeys.
Main façade: precinct wall to The Close with 19th century doorcase ground floor, first floor jettied, close studded framing with two timber casement windows, plus two further blocked windows. Stepped gable ends. Garden elevation, three storey projecting porch.
See (S1) for the complete listing details.

Press cuttings (S2), (S3) and (S4) in file.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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 298.
---Thesis: Smith, R. 1990. An Architectural History of Norwich Buildings, c. 1200 - 1700. Unpublished Thesis. p 390.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. In between the leaves and you find this gem. 29 June.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1205621.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. A roof with a view for Gary. 12 April.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Historic and beautiful. 26 July.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2004. Exceptional charm. 11 June.

Related records

Mon 216Parent of: 52 and 54 Bishopgate (The Hermitage) (Monument)
Site 365Parent of: 52 and 54 Bishopgate (The Hermitage) (Monument)
Site 3518Parent of: 52 and 54 Bishopgate (The Hermitage) (Monument)
377Part of: Cathedral Close (cathedral precinct) (Monument)
Mon 1459Part of: Cathedral Precinct (Monument)

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