Record Details

NHER Number:55962
Type of record:Building
Name:Utility Block east of 244A Southtown Road, Gorleston


Ancillary building originally part of the Southtown Arsenal (NHER 12030). Built in 1806 it is now a light engineering works.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5231 0684
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

August 1974. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Ancillary building to the naval arsenal by James Wyatt.1806. Now light engineering works. Red brick. Roof of Cumberland slate. One storey. Five by three bays. To south face is a central round-arched carriage entrance flanked either side by two 3/6 unhorned sashes with gauged skewback arches. Returns each have three 3/0 unhorned sashes. Dentil eaves cornice. Hipped roof. INTERIOR: plain."
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.
See report (S3) for further details.
Ordnance Survey document (S4) cited in (S3) suggests that in 1810 the building was in use as a smithy and a carpenter's shop, with an internal north-south internal dividing wall and a hearth in the centre of the smithy.
A. Cattermole (HES), 11 August 2011. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

Monument Types

  • ARSENAL? (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1815 AD)
  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP? (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1815 AD)
  • CARPENTERS WORKSHOP? (19th Century - 1806 AD to 1815 AD)
  • ENGINEERING WORKS (19th Century to 21st Century - 1871 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 1245812.
<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Unpublished Contractor Report: Williams, A. 1999.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 8.
<S4>Documentary Source: Ordnance Survey. 1810. Return showing the Whole Extent of the Ordnance Lands at Great Yarmouth.

Related records

12030Part of: Site of Southtown Arsenal (Monument)
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