23-25 St Augustine’s Street (Grade II)

Original build: 17th Century
Project dates: 1988-1999
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Location: 23-25 St Augustine’s Street Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3BY

A 17th Century row with additions up to the 19th Century and five small gables to the street, these properties, like the three preceding, were restored during a major and highly successful period of co-operation with the City Council. They were bought by the Council from a bank which had taken possession, and sold on… Read more »

50-52 Bethel Street (Grade II)

Original build: 19th Century
Project dates: 1988-1989
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Location: 50-52 Bethel Street Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NR

Again owned by Norwich City Council and sold on to the Trust, these early to mid-19th Century buildings were converted into five flats, sold on 125-year leases. The group was named Dixon’s Court by the Trust after the painter and decorator whose painted sign was found on the matchboarding to the entrance lobby – a… Read more »

53-57 St Augustine’s Street (Grade II)

Original build: 16th and 17th Century
Project dates: 1986-1988
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Location: 53-57 St Augustine’s Street Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3BG

A group of derelict 16th and 17th Century buildings with Georgian additions, bought by the City Council and sold on to the Trust for restoration. The restoration resulted in three houses together with a flat over a hairdresser’s shop which was itself extended. Vacant land on the frontage to St Augustine’s Street was sold on… Read more »

56-64 King Street (Nos. 62-64 Grade II, Nos. 56-60 Grade II*)

Original build: 15th - 19th Century
Project dates: 1984-1986
Project cost: £456,000
Location: 56-64 King Street Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1PG

The first major restoration of a group of properties in King Street, at that time one of Norwich’s most important and most neglected historic thoroughfares. It was also the first time, except for the new build at St Miles Alley, that the Trust restored and then let a group of commercial units, seeing a significant… Read more »

Cotman House, 7 Palace Plain (Grade II)

Original build: 18th Century
Project dates: 1982
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Location: 7 St. Martin at Palace Plain Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1RN

A fine 18th Century house of major historical significance itself, facing onto one of the City’s most historic squares. The house was the home as well as the drawing school of John Sell Cotman, one of the founding fathers of the Norwich School of Artists. Palace Plain (aka St Martin-at-Palace Plain) contains the 15th Century… Read more »

54-58 Pottergate and Colman House (Grade II)

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Project dates: 1981-1982
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Location: 54-58 Pottergate and Colman House Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1DY

A group of substantial buildings, ranging from early 18th to early 19th Century. Colman House is early 17th Century, with an 18th Century brick facing. It was formerly the Eye Infirmary, then a shoe factory. The British Shoe Corporation, unable to demolish listed cottages, sold the block of properties to the Trust, which bought in… Read more »