Record Details

NHER Number:26338
Type of record:Building
Name:2 to 4 Lion and Castle Yard


This 17th century flint and brick building has one room each side of a central passage on the ground floor, creating number 2 and number 4. Upstairs there is only a single room. The south elevation was reconstructed in the 19th century and the building was re-roofed in thatch in 1996. It is believed that these two dwellings operated as weaver's cottages.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23115 08269
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

No.4, small two storeyed 17th century building. Through passage divided the building into two unequal rooms. In 19th century passage given to No. 2. The wall thicknesses of No. 2 suggest that it is also 17th century date.
R. Smith.

June 1972. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Nos. 2 and 4 - II Formerly 2 single-cell cottages, empty at the time of re-survey. C17 refaced and altered in the C19. Red brick, rendered to right-side. Pantiles and corrugated sheet roofing. All openings in No. 2 boarded-over."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Beers (HES), 19 March 2020.

1981. Norwich Survey. No. 4.
17th century two storey flint and brick building of one room each side of passage on ground floor with one room on first floor. South elevation reconstructed in 19th century.
See (S2).
T.E. Miller (NLA) 21 April 2004.

(S3) in file states these are weavers' cottages.

Buildings reroofed in thatch 1996 after discovery of evidence that they were formerly thatched.
E. Rose (NLA) 21 August 1996.

Monument Types

  • WEAVERS COTTAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Thesis: Smith, R. 1990. An Architectural History of Norwich Buildings, c. 1200 - 1700. Unpublished Thesis. p 411.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372812.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994-1996. [Articles on the restoration of the weavers' cottages at Lion and Castle Yard, Norwich].

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