Record Details

NHER Number:619
Type of record:Building
Name:70 The Close


Formerly part of the Carnary College (NHER 26082), now a school and school offices. The building dates to about 1830 but has extensive 14th and 15th century remains.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2336 0889
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

February 1954. Listed, Grade II.
Formerly part of Carnary College, now school and school offices. Dates to about 1830 with extensive 14th and 15th century remains. Rendered, slate roof. Three storeys, eight bays. Left-hand off centre door with 15th century moulded two-centre arch in re-made flint and brick porch with attached shafts and two centre arch. 15th century doorway and staircase to the Carnary Chapel at extreme right-hand side. Sash windows throughout with glazing bars and moulded surrounds. Stringcourse between first and second floors. Box cornice. Founded 1316 by Bishop Salmon. Dissolved 1548 and used used as school since.
Information from (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1985. Norwich Survey.
Evidence of a nucleus of 14th century, but mainly 19th century.
See (S2), which includes (S3).
T.E. Miller (NLA), 21 July 2004.

Monument Types

  • CHANTRY COLLEGE (13th Century to 16th Century - 1300 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCHOOL (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 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 223; Pl 27.
---Publication: Saunders, H. W. 1932. A History of the Norwich Grammar School.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1206438.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S3>Correspondence: Letter from city planning officer.

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