Record Details

NHER Number:26366
Type of record:Building
Name:Colman House, behind 63 and 65 Pottergate

Summary

This 17th century house was dated by a section of flint walling in the east gable, associated window and a stone fire surround on the first floor. The building's brick façade is later, dating to the 18th century. The building was an eye hospital from the early 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2270 0872
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Febraury 1954. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Former house, converted into factory... Early 17th century. Heightened, refaced and extended in the late 18th century. Red brick and pantile roof. Three storeys. Five symmetrical bays plus one bay to right-hand side. Central door with rusticated surround, pulvinated frieze and small flat hood."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Beers (HES), 26 March 2020.

This building is amongst those listed in thesis (S2), which considers the 13th- to 17th-century buildings of Norwich. It is noted that a 17th-century date is suggested by a section of flint walling in east gable, and an associated window (now blocked), plus a stone fire surround on the first floor. The three-storey brick façade dates to the 18th century and has a noteworthy door surround.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 March 2021.

The building was an Eye Hospital from the early 19th century until the beginning of the 20th.
Press cutting (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 July 1997.

Monument Types

  • HOSPITAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 326.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1219739.
<S2>Thesis: Smith, R. 1990. An Architectural History of Norwich Buildings, c. 1200 - 1700. Unpublished Thesis. pp 425-426.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Eye hospital among many roles for fine city house. 11 July.

Related records

Mon 318Parent of: 65 Pottergate (Undercroft) (Monument)
Site 1368Parent of: Coleman House, 57-63 Pottergate (Monument)
Site 701Parent of: Colman House (behind 63 and 65 Pottergate) (Monument)
Mon 484Parent of: Colman House (behind 63 and 65 Pottergate) (Monument)
Site 2595Parent of: Colman House (behind 63 and 65 Pottergate) (Monument)
702Parent of: Medieval and post medieval pottery sherds from Coleman House, 57-63 Pottergate (Find Spot)

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