List entry

List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1051330



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorfolkNorwichDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Feb-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 228917

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


TG 2308 NW TG 2308 NE THE CLOSE 16/170 17/170 26.2.54 The Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity - I Cathedral and Cloisters. C11 onwards. Begun in 1096 by Herbert de Losinga after the see was transferred from Thetford. Barnack and Caen stone, brick. Lead covered roofs. Nave with aisles. Choir. North transept with chapel. South transept with vestry. Presbytery with aisles and ambulatory. South, north-east and south-east chapels. East chapel. Cloisters to south. 14 bays to nave and choir. 3 bays transepts. 4 bays prebytery plus ambulatory. West front re-modelled C1830 by Salvin. Norman aisle portals. West door arch with diagonally-set niches and shallow vaulting. Large 9-light perpendicular window above door. C14 south aisle windows with cusped intersecting tracery. Norman tripartite clerestory windows with taller central window and blind arcading. Transepts with corner turrets. Shafted windows and blind arcading in 7 orders. Doorway in north transept with 2 orders of shafts. Relief sculpture above doorway of a Bishop with crozier. The south transept was restored and rebuilt by Salvin C1830. Presbytery has square-headed 4-light windows to the aisles and large 4-light C14 clerestory windows with flying buttresses between. Crossing tower with 4 orders of arcading and shafted clasping buttresses with turrets and C15 spirelets. C15. crocketed spire with lucarnes. Cloisters C11 and 1297-1430. William and John Ramsey, masons of South Range. Barnack stone, lead roofs. Eleven bays by 11 bays, 2 storey. Each bay 3-light open tracery openings, single foiled lancet above. Corners occluded by projecting buttresses. Lierne vaults to all sides. Enriched door surrounds to first and eighth bay of nave. Fine triple entrance to Chapter House, E. range, Lavatorium W. range. Upper part west wall has several circular windows circa 1050-1070. Vaulted undercrofts behind south range (song-school).

Listing NGR: TG2347608911

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: TG 23476 08911


© Crown Copyright and database right 2015. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2015. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 01-Sep-2015 at 12:53:42.