Commercial Chambers
Commercial Chambers
Commercial Chambers
Commercial Chambers

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The doorway is framed by brackets where a young boy and girl (a further boy is to the left) support the cornice and frame a bow window, curved frame with elegant Ionic capitals. Decorative swags and cartouches are set between the first and second storey windows with the coat of arms of the City of Norwich in one garland a leaping horse in the other. A large figure broods over his papers at the top of the building which is crowned by an obelisk. 

Commercial Chambers





Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Charles Larking

Work type



Nationwide Building Society 


Nationwide Building Society 

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Listing date



at all times

Inscription description

cartouche above entrance: COMMERCIAL CHAMBERS; cartouche to left of decorative swags 'CL' intertwined (for Charles Larking) and to right '1903'; roundel with leaping horse: INVICTA (undefeated) 


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Located at

Red Lion Street, Norwich


Architectural detail set on the Commercial Chambers Building.