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Keystone - St Giles

County Norfolk   District Council Norwich City Council 
Civil Parish or equivalent Norwich City Council  Town/Village* Norwich 
Road St Giles Street 
Precise Location No. 34 South side 
OS Grid Ref TG226084  Postcode NR2 
Previous location(s)  
Setting On Building  Access Public 
Artist/Maker Role Qualifier
Not known     

Commissioned by


Design & Constrn period

Probably 19th century 

Date of installing


Exact date of unveiling



Abstract Animal Architectural
Commercial Commemorative Composite
Free Functional Funerary
Heraldic Military Natural
Non-Commemorative Performance Portable
Religious Roadside, Wayside Sculptural
Temporary, Mobile Other  

Object Type

Building Clock Tower Architectural
Coat of Arms Cross Fountain
Landscape Marker Medallion
Mural Panel Readymade
Relief Shaft Sculpture
Statue Street Furniture War Memorial
Other Object Sub Type: Keystone with head

Subject Type

Allegorical Mythological Pictorial
Figurative Non-figurative Portrait
Still-life Symbolic Other

Subject Sub Type

Bust Equestrian Full-length
Group Head Reclining
Seated Standing Torso
Part Material Dimension
Keystone  Stone  H. approx. 60 cms W. 40 cms 

Work is

Extant Not Sited Lost


Not known 

Listing status

Grade I Grade II* Grade II Don't Know Not Listed

Surface Condition

Corrosion, Deterioration Accretions
Bird Guano Abrasions, cracks, splits
Biological growth Spalling, crumbling
Metallic staining Previous treatments

Structural Condition

Armature exposed Broken or missing parts
Replaced parts Loose elements
Cracks, splits, breaks, holes Spalling, crumbling
Water collection Other


Graffiti Structural damage Surface Damage

Overall condition

Good Fair Poor


No Known Risk At Risk Immediate

Description (physical)

The rusticated doorway has a headstone showing the classically inspired head of an ancient bearded philosopher. 

Description (iconographical)

The original function and date of the building is not known. The Department of the Environment listing notes that the rusticated facade is not original but dates from the twentieth century. 


Date taken: 
Date logged: 

Photographed by:
Sarah Cocke

On Site Inspection

Date:  1/11/2006

Inspected by:
Richard Cocke

Sources and References 03/11/06 


Date entered:  7/11/2006

Data inputter:
Richard Cocke