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Flush Bracket OSBM S0280: Norwich, Anglia House   

5 links S of NE angle, Agricultural Hall, W side of Crown Road, Norwich - 50.273' [East Dereham to Great Yarmouth] - reported 15/07/1947 as "damaged; unusable"; Anglia House, NE angle - now Anglia TV Studios.

Grid reference: TG 2332 0859.
Landranger 134: Norwich & The Broads, Great Yarmouth.
Explorer OL40: The Broads.
Explorer 237: Norwich.
Structure: Other.
Waypoint: FS0280.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
S0281 Laurence and Scott Electromotors Factory 1.38km to the east.
S0279 Earl of Leicester PH 2.11km to the west.
10112 Horsham St Faith, 9 Abbey Road 6.45km to the north.
10111 New Rackheath 6.49km to the northeast.
10113 Horsham St Faith, 6 West Lane 6.49km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Gimingham, 28.35km to the north.

Logged Visits
Visited on 21st February 2017 by Calico. Condition: Good.
Still there.

Visited on 1st July 2016 by aghadleigh. Condition: Good.
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Visited on 1st May 2016 by cjo. Condition: Good.
hidden behind railing, visible but not usable

Visited on 9th September 2015 by pkbathrooms. Grid reference: TG 2332 0859. Condition: Good.
Flush bracket still painted black and quite difficult to photograph but managed a couple. Interesting history regarding the building as follows:

The Agricultural Hall - Opened 1882
For fifty-seven years this building served the City as an agricultural and exhibition hall until the Second World War. Almost two decades of important but mundane uses followed until the Corporation took ownership in 1957 on the expiry of its 75-year lease. Norwich Corporation decided to re-let the building and the following year a more exciting era began when the Hall's interior was transformed to become the eastern region's Independent Television studios and offices for Anglia Television. As we shall see, it has been a place of public display and entertainment for many years and it still fulfils that function, albeit indirectly. Modest in style, this building refers back more to the eighteenth than the late nineteenth century.

On 25th March 1882, beneath the foundation stone laid by the The Right Honourable The Earl of Leicester, Lord Lieutenant of the County was placed a bottle containing period coins, local newspapers and a copy of "The Times". During the ceremony, it was reported that the Earl declared "the faith and hope in the value of such a building for the County and City" and that it was a building to be erected for "the more immediate benefit of those associated with the science of agriculture".

The report also states that several thousand people assembled near the Post Office on that Saturday to witness the ceremony. As well as the items mentioned, the bottle contained a list of the names of the Directors of the Agricultural Hall
On 27th April 1882 in the High Court of Justice, an application was made on behalf of Mr Philip Back for an injunction against the Corporation of Norwich and the Agricultural Hall Company Limited, to prevent the erection of the hall on the grounds that "the land has been used since time immemorial for fairs and markets" and so, he reasoned, the Corporation did not have the right to allow building on the site. On May 20th the Court refused Mr Back's application. Only on the 11th November did Mr Back declare his intention to withdraw his action. Nevertheless, building work seems to have continued unhindered.

On the 16th November the building was ready for the opening ceremony. It was on the occasion of the Norfolk and Norwich Fat Cattle Show Association's annual exhibition, and the ceremony was to be performed by HRH the Prince of Wales, later to become Edward VII, who had been patron to the exhibition since its establishment. He had kindly consented to become President of the Association for that year.

One newspaper report described the weather on the day as "execrable"; whilst another simply said: "the morning was dull and cheerless with a slight drizzling of rain".

His Royal Highness, Edward, Prince of Wales announced "I have great pleasure in declaring this Hall is now open, redounding, as it does, so much to the credit of the County and City of Norwich" at which the spectators cheered.

Visited on 2nd January 2010 by BCNorwich. Grid reference: TG 2332 0859. Condition: Good.
My first logged Bench Mark.
Grid Ref given is accurate, condition very good except for the covering of black paint. But the rails in the same black will now protect the mark.

Visited on 19th September 2009 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Good.
Painted black, located as described by others on the former Norfolk and Norwich Agricultural Hall.

Visited on 16th May 2007 by iainmac. Condition: Good.
gps reading lost.
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Visited on 28th January 2007 by RHW. Grid reference: TG 2332 0859. Condition: Good.
Anglia TV building, E face, 2ft from NE angle. FB half hidden by railings. Visited with Ashteroth, who provided expert guidance and chauffer service today! Circuit from here via Lowestoft and Yarmouth, finishing at S0281.

Visited on 12th July 2005 by iangr2004. Grid reference: TG 2332 0859. Condition: Good.
A year ago I think this was the only FB 'known' E of Peterborough!

Visited on 23rd April 2005 by asteroth. Condition: Good.
This Flush Bracket has not been
destroyed but has been rendered useless by a metal fence obscuring the the flush bracket.
Photo taken by Keith Edkins
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