Record Details

NHER Number:26042
Type of record:Building
Name:3 and 4 The Close


Built on the site of a medieval barn, these three storey partly rendered brick houses, now offices, were built in about 1701 for Jeremy Vynn, a mayor of Norwich. They have eleven window bays between them and 18th century doors with pilasters and hoods in the third bay from each end. Inside are staircases with turned balusters and panelled rooms on the ground and first floors. These buildings are listed Grade II*.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23428 08712
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Nos 3 and 4 The Close.

1954. Listed Grade II*.
Listing Description:
On site of the former Almoners Barn, now offices. 17th century with 19th-century additions. Red brick, two right-hand bays rendered. Pantile roof. Three storeys. Eleven bays. 18th-century doors in third bay from each end with plain pilasters, fluted architrave and flat hood. Rectangular fanlights. Mullion and transom windows throughout. Brick string course above ground floor. Modillion cornice above first floor.
Internally: two staircases, turned balusters. Panelled rooms on ground and first floors.
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 December 2017.

November 1992.
Building under restoration.
E.Rose (NLA), 9 November 1992.

It is stated in (S2) that these houses were built in 1701 by Jeremy and Susam Vynn, he being a mayor of Norwich. This is also suggested in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 26 January 2001.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1701 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051334.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Atherton, I. 1996. The Close. Norwich Cathedral: Church, City and Diocese, 1096-1996. Atherton, I. et al (eds). pp 634-664. p 639; Pl 210.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 228.

Related records

Site 2739Parent of: 3 & 4 The Close (Monument)
Mon 233Parent of: 3-4 The Close (Monument)
Mon 234Parent of: Almoners Barn, (3-4) The Close (Monument)
Site 1459Parent of: St. Georges Street / Cross Lane (Monument)
377Part of: Cathedral Close (cathedral precinct) (Monument)
Mon 1459Part of: Cathedral Precinct (Monument)

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