Record Details

NHER Number:58
Type of record:Building
Name:1 to 7 London Street


These properties operate as shops and were designed by G. Skipper in the late 19th century/early 20th century. Number 7 is particularly fine with extravagant use of architectural and figurative details. In 1936 and 1957 Saxon and medieval pottery sherds were found during building work here. Types identified included Saxon Thetford Ware and medieval Grimston Ware.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22999 08599
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

7 London Street. Former office now part of a department store. 1896 by G. Skipper. Brick and terracotta. Three storeys, two bays. Extravagent use of architectural and figurative details. 20th century shop front extended.
1-5 London Street. Department store. 1903-05 by G. Skipper with later 20th century extensions.

Found in excavation on Messrs Jarrolds premises, Exchange Street.
10th-11th century Thetford type ware body sherds. Grimston Ware handle.
15th century green glazed jug - nearly complete (rim missing).
Held by NCM.

In extending Jarrolds shop at depth of 4.6m (15ft).
Many sherds of Thetford Ware. 17th century costrells.
10th-11th century Thetford type ware.
Held by NCM.
See further details in file.

Monument Types

  • SHOP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1957. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 4. p 3.
---Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 312, 321.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Look up and admire the man. 21 December.

Related records

Site 1530Parent of: 1-7 London Street (Jarrolds) (Monument)
Site 1532Parent of: 1-7 London Street (Jarrolds) (Monument)
Mon 129Part of: London Street (Monument)

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