Record Details

NHER Number:26207
Type of record:Building
Name:9, Surrey Street


This former house was once the early office of Norwich Union. It was built in 1764 by Robert Mylne with additions by Sir Robert Soane but was refaced in the 20th century. The exterior is of red brick and the roof is covered with pantiles and it has three storeys with two side extensions. This grand building stands on the site where Danyel's Almshouses stood in the medieval period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23001 08132
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former house, then early office of Norwich Union, now office. 1764 by Robert Mylne with additions by Sir Robert Soane. Refaced 20th century. Red brick and pantile roof. Set back from street with small projecting single-storey wings. Three storeys with two and three storey side extensions. Main façade: five bays. Fine fireplaces by Soane.
See Department of Environment List of Buildings for more details.

1980. Norwich Survey.
Shell of mid 18th century town house, with 19th century side wings.
See (S1), which includes (S2).
T.E. Miller (NLA) 2004.

Information from National Archaeological Records. On this site stood Danyel's Almshouses.
Founded 1418 by John and Walter Danyel.
M. Leah (NAU) 25 February 1991.

Monument Types

  • ALMSHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1764 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Page, W. (ed.). 1906. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 2. p 450.
---Monograph: Blomefield, F. 1806. The History of The City and County of Norwich, Part II. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Vol IV. p 164.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 308.
---Publication: Taylor, R. C. 1821. Index Monasticus. p 59.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

Mon 793Parent of: Danyel's Almshouse, Surrey Street (Monument)
Mon 1102Part of: Surrey Street (Monument)

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