Record Details

NHER Number:26007
Type of record:Building
Name:Ivory House, No 52 All Saints' Green


Ivory House was built in 1771 to 1772 by Thomas Ivory, a speculative builder, architect and craftsman. This three storey building is of red brick with a black pantile roof, and has wrought iton railings and a two-span roof. It is believed to have been built on Ivory's own land, and used as a militia barracks in 1800. It was restored in 1971 to 1972 and converted to an council offices.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23025 07936
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former house, now adult education centre. 1771 by Thomas Ivory. Red brick and black pantile roof. Three storeys, five bays. Central door with semi-circular fanlight. The ground floor windows are in semi-circular arched recessed panels. Bracket cornice beneath parapet with end ball-finials. Two-span roof. Wrought iron railings (internally segmental plaster vault to hall - both ends of hall semi-circular).
Information from (S1), see also (S2).

Reference (S3) in file states that this was Ivory's own house and that in 1800 it became a militia barracks.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 10 November 1995.

Other press cuttings (S4), (S5) and (S6) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 24 October 2007.

February 2003. Building Survey.
Examination of various buildings in the so-called 'Orchard Gate' area, prior to the redevelopment of the bus station site. Report (S9) includes a brief account of Ivory House and the other buildings that were associated with the former militia barracks.
P. Watkins (HES), 9 November 2015.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (18th Century to 19th Century - 1771 AD to 1860 AD)
  • BARRACKS? (19th Century - 1860 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • OFFICE (Early 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1901 AD? to 1994 AD)
  • APARTMENT (Late 20th Century to 21st Century - 1994 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 307-308; Pl 90.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Recording Form: Norwich Survey building record forms.
<S4>Photograph: Norwich Survey. South-east room, south wall, second floor [interior of Ivory House]. Black & white print.
<S5>Publication: Norfolk County Council. 2000. Historic Buildings at Risk in Norfolk.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. History under hammer. 10 November.
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Executive flats planned for historic, city centre town house. 11 December.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. [Sales advertisements for Ivory House, Norwich]. 14 March.
<S9>Unpublished Contractor Report: Morrison, K. and Williams, A. 2003. Orchard Gate, Surrey Street and Upper Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk. Architectural Investigation. English Heritage. Reports and Papers 2003.

Related records

26491Parent of: Three mid to late medieval pits, Ivory House (Monument)
55358Part of: Site of militia barracks, All Saints' Green (Monument)

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