Record Details

NHER Number:26084
Type of record:Building
Name:71 The Close


On the site of a large 13th century free-standing bell tower, this is an early 17th century three storey flint and brick former Canon's house with 18th century and later brick extensions. It is listed Grade II*.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23366 08859
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

No 71 The Close.

June 1972. Listed, Grade II*.
Listing Description:
House. Early 17th century with 18th century and later extensions. Flint and brick with brick extensions. Pantile roof. Three storeys. Three bays. Two storey single bay left-hand 18th century extension. Left of centre partly glazed door with flanking two-light windows. Three and four light frieze windows to right of door. Three-light mullion and transom windows at first floor. Sash windows in gables.
17th century stairs in projecting turret against north wall. Fine early 18th century stair with moulded riser in turret against north wall. Fine early 18th century stair with moulded riser in turret against south wall.
Information from (S1).

Reference (S2) states the house was built in the 1620s.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 January 2001.

April 2008. Desk-based Assessment.
Archaeological assessment of proposed development areas to north and south of 71a The Close.
See report (S3) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 30 August 2017.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) BELL TOWER (12th Century to Unknown - 1200 AD)
  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 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 227.
---Publication: Lehmberg, S. E. 1996. Cathedrals under Siege: Cathedrals in English Society, 1600-1700. p 5.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1280207.
<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 638.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Harris, R. 2008. Norwich Cathedral: 71a The Close (Norwich School music suite) Archaeological Assessment. Roland Harris Norwich Cathedral Archaeologist.

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