Record Details

NHER Number:55961
Type of record:Building
Name:245 Southtown Road, Gorleston


Former officers' quarters associated with the Southtown Arsenal (NHER 12030). This building was constructed by James Wyatt in 1806 and later altered, most likely in 1891 when the site was relinquished by the Admiralty.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5227 0682
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

June 1953. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Officers' quarters to the naval arsenal of 1806 by James Wyatt, now commercial offices. Altered probably in 1891 when site relinquished by Admiralty for commercial use. Red brick. Slate roofs, the west slope of graded Cumberland slate, otherwise Welsh.
EXTERIOR: Two storeys; two-window range. Plan is of a two-bay block facing the road with a three-bay wing extending east behind at right angles. This wing is a late 19th-century addition…Two multiply-flued ridge stacks with star tops.
INTERIOR: main ground-floor rooms with 6-panelled doors and reveals. Late 19th-century open-string staircase with two square tapered balusters per tread, turned newels and moulded handrails."
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 P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

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.
See report (S3) for further details.
It is suggested that the conversion of this building to offices took place shortly after the site was acquired by Colmans.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

Monument Types

  • ARSENAL (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1815 AD)
  • OFFICERS QUARTERS (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1891 AD)
  • OFFICE (Late 20th Century to 21st Century - 1971 AD to 2100 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 1245815.
<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Unpublished Contractor Report: Williams, A. 1999.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. p 16.

Related records

12030Part of: Site of Southtown Arsenal (Monument)
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