Record Details

NHER Number:55960
Type of record:Building
Name:244b Southtown Road, Gorleston


This building was part of the Southtown Arsenal (NHER 12030). Constructed in 1806 it was the actual armoury and until 1829 had a fireproof stone roof. It is now used as a light engineering works.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5231 0682
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

Building associated with Southtown Arsenal (NHER 12030).

June 1953. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Naval arsenal. 1806. By James Wyatt. Now used as light engineering works. This particular building was the actual armoury and had until 1829 a fireproof stone roof. Red brick. Roof now of graded Cumberland slate. Two storeys. Rectangular block of seven by three bays, the corner bays slightly brought forward. West front with a blind window to right and left and five arched recessed between. Centre recess now a doorway. Seven blocked first-floor windows. Gault brick eaves courses continue round building. Overhanging eaves developed at north and south gable-ends as pediments. North gable-end with stone surrounds to doors. East front with blind end bays opened with 20th-century casements. Five arched recesses between, the centre one higher and fitted with a door and dated 1893.
INTERIOR: internal floor removed late 20th century. Roof of king-post trusses."
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.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

October 1997. Building Survey.
Site examined by Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.
Once the site had been acquired by Colmans in 1891, this building was adapted either as a store or a granary. Two doorways were inserted, one with a date plaque of 1893. An Art Deco doorcase was added to the north doorway, probably in the mid-1930s.
See report (S3) for further details.
A. Cattermole (HES), 11 August 2011. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

See also (S4).

Monument Types

  • ARMOURY (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1829 AD)
  • GRANARY? (19th Century to Unknown - 1891 AD)
  • STOREHOUSE? (19th Century to Unknown - 1891 AD)
  • ENGINEERING WORKS (Mid 20th Century to Unknown - 1953 AD)
  • ABATTOIR (Late 20th Century to Unknown - 1985 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 1245814.
<S2>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. NHER 12030.
<S3>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. pp 9-10, 17.
<S4>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

12030Part of: Site of Southtown Arsenal (Monument)
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