Tyne and Wear HER(16135): Sunderland, Norfolk Street, Nos 1-2 - Details
Sunderland, Norfolk Street, Nos 1-2
An 1817 plan of Sunderland shows Norfolk Street in existence and the eastern side developed. An 1826 plan shows the properties in more detail although 1-2 Norfolk Street are not fully developed. By the first edition OS plan (1855) the buildings are shown in their current form although a late 18th/early 19th century date for parts of the building is likely. The 1897 OS plan labels 1-2 Norfolk Street as a public house - a function it continued to serve until the late 20th century. Documentary evidence suggest the building became a public house (The Norfolk Hotel) in 1889. A recording of the building was made in 2002 ahead of redevelopment. Very few original interior features such as plaster cornicing remained. The original barrel chute from 1889 was present.
Pre-Construct Archaeology, 2002, 194-197 High Street West and 1-2 Norfolk Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Historic Buildings Recording; Building Plan No. 269/4512, No. 269/3205