Record Details

NHER Number:55958
Type of record:Building
Name:244 Southtown Road, Gorleston


Former officers' quarters associated with the Southtown Arsenal (NHER 12030). Built in 1806 by James Wyatt this building also formed the south lodge to the complex.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5228 0680
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

August 1974. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Officers' quarters to naval arsenal of 1806 by James Wyatt, forming south lodge to the complex. Now commercial offices. Red brick under a roof of graded Cumberland slate. Two storeys; two-window range. Two bays to west, three to east facades...Gault brick eaves courses beneath a deep projecting cornice with modillions which is continuous round the building and is elaborated at the north and south gables into pediments. Gabled roof with internal gable-end stacks, each with multiple flues with star tops...
INTERIOR not inspected.."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
A. Cattermole (HES), 11 August 2011. Amended by J. Cullis (HES), 21 January 2020.

1985. Field Observation.
Southtown Arsenal site visited by E. Rose (NAU).
See file notes (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

October 1997. Building Survey.
Site examined by Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.
An Ordnance Survey document (S3) shows that by 1851 this building had become a cottage, presumably being let to civilians.
See report (S4) for further details.
A. Cattermole (HES), 11 August 2011. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

Monument Types

  • OFFICERS QUARTERS (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1815 AD)
  • HOUSE (19th Century - 1850 AD? to 1890 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: CUW 18-24.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1245810.
<S2>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. NHER 12030.
<S3>Documentary Source: Ordnance Survey. 1851. Return showing the Whole Extent of the Ordnance Lands at Great Yarmouth.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Williams, A. 1999. The Royal Ordnance Store, Southtown Road, Southtown and Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.

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12030Part of: Site of Southtown Arsenal (Monument)
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