Devereux House, 80-82 St George’s Street (Grade II)

Original build: 16th Century
Project dates: 1977
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Location: 80-82 St George’s Street Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1DA

An early 16th Century house with a flint and brick ground floor, jettied and timber-framed upper storey and some mediaeval elements in a very poor state of repair, restored as a studio/workshop with a flat above. Subsequent tenants included a viol maker and a woodcarver. It was then let to a firm of architects and… Read more »

St Swithin’s Cottage, St Swithin’s Alley (Grade II)

Original build: 17th Century
Project dates: 1975
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Location: St Swithin’s Cottage, St Swithin’s Alley Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4TX

Another property passed on by the Norwich Society, this 17th Century building to the rear of St Swithin’s Church (the church is now the Norwich Arts Centre) has a thatched roof, unusual for the City. Originally tenanted, it was restored and sold on freehold.

Queen Anne Yard and St Miles Alley, Colegate (Grade II)

Original build:
Project dates: 1971-1974
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Location: Queen Anne Yard and St Miles Alley Colegate, Norwich Norfolk

An interesting and varied group, including mediaeval cottages, a chantry, a Regency building and a derelict site, giving the Trust its first opportunity to incorporate an element of new build in the restoration. It also marked an important stage in the evolution of the Trust as a Rolling Fund, using income generated by selling or… Read more »

98-108 Oak Street (Grade II)

Original build: 16th and 17th Century
Project dates: 1972-1973
Project cost: £86,000
Location: 98-108 Oak Street Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3BP

A row of houses dating from the 16th and 17th Centuries. Numbers 100-106 (16thC) are timber-framed, plastered houses with jetties and Number 108 (17thC) has two bays. This group, and the Great Hall nearby (see below), show how far North of the River Wensum mediaeval Norwich extended. The houses were saved from demolition in 1938… Read more »

1-9 Muspole Street (Grade II)

Status: Sold
Original build: 17th Century
Project dates: 1970-1971
Project cost: £67,000
Location: 1-9 Muspole St Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1DJ

A row of 17th Century weavers’ cottages set in a streetscape dating back to the 1480s, restored as nine self-contained flats, then leased to the University of East Anglia as married students’ accommodation. The lease ended in 1994 and the properties reverted to the Trust, which sold them on the open market (primarily to first-time… Read more »