Record Details

NHER Number:26009
Type of record:Building
Name:Royal Arcade


This ornate shopping arcade was built in 1899 to designs by G.J. Skipper. It has colourful ceramic tile facings and a glass and timber roof. The entrance has stained glass in the semi-circular top. There are bowed shop fronts to each side of this entrance and the two storey arcade interior has projecting timber shop fronts. This Art Nouveau building was restored in the 1980s.


  • The Royal Arcade, Norwich.  © Courtesy of Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service.


Grid Reference:TG 23024 08465
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Shopping Arcade. 1899 by G. J. Skipper. Ceramic tile facing. Slate and plain tile roof to shops. Glass and timber roof to arcade. Three storeys. Arcuated entry with stained glass in the semi-circular top. Bowed shop fronts to each side of entry with three two-light casements at first floor. Curvilinear pediment. 20th century shop front to left-side with two-storey corner oriel above and two four-light mullion and transom first floor windows. Curvilinear pedimental right angles to arcade entry. Two storey arcade interior with projecting timber shop fronts.
Information from Listed Buildings Register (S1).
Press cuttings (S1), (S2) and (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • SHOPPING ARCADE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1899 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 314; Pl 98.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. City's Mustard Shop saved. 3 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Look up and admire the man. 21 December.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 5 Dec 1992. [unknown].
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991-1992. [Articles on the restoration work undertaken at the Royal Arcade].
<S3>Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury. 1996. Arcade bid sparks row. 7 June.

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