1st Edition

Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Norwich

By Sandy Heslop Copyright 2015
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume explores the importance of Norwich as the second city of England for 500 years. It addresses two of the most ambitious Romanesque buildings in Europe: cathedral and castle, and illuminates the role of Norwich-based designers and makers in the region.


    BRIAN AYERS The Development of an Urban Landscape: Recent Research in Medieval Norwich

    PAUL EVERSON AND DAVID STOCKER Erratics and Enterprise: Lincolnshire Grave-Covers in Norwich and Thetford and Some Implications for Urban Development in the 10th Century

    ERIC FERNIE Norwich Cathedral Revisited: Spiral Piers and Architectural Geometry

    ROLAND HARRIS Reconstructing the Cathedral Priory at Norwich: Recent Research on Lost Parts of the Romanesque Church

    JOHN CROOK The Romanesque Apse of Norwich Cathedral: A Re-examination of the Bishop’s Throne Platform and its Supposed Relic Niche

    JAMES KING Norwich Castle Keep: Dates and Contexts

    PHILIP DIXON Steps to Lordship

    JILL FRANKLIN The Romanesque Sculpture of Norwich and Norfolk: The City and its Hinterland — Some Observations

    RICHARD HALSEY Carrow Priory Church, Norwich and the Introduction of Gothic Architecture to Norfolk

    VERONICA SEKULES Bishop John Salmon’s Architectural Patronage at Norwich Cathedral

    T.A. HESLOP The Norwich Cathedral Passion Altarpiece (‘The Despenser Retable)

    LUCY WRAPSON Ranworth and its Associated Paintings: A Norwich Workshop

    RICHARD JONES Norwich Cathedral Spire: Why it Still Stands

    DAVID KING The Integration of Church and City: The Development of Norwich City Centre in the Late Middle Ages

    FRANCIS WOODMAN St Peter Mancroft and Late Medieval Church Building in Norwich

    HELEN LUNNON Defining Porches in Norwich, c. 1250–c. 1510

    KATHERINE BOIVIN The Chancel Passageways of Norwich

    JON BAYLISS Thomas Gooding or Goodwin, a Norwich Freemason

    CHRIS KING Private Lives and Public Power: Norwich Merchants’ Houses Between the 14th and 16th Centuries



    North Elmham



    St Giles, Norwich

    St Peter Hungate, Norwich

    St Lawrence, Norwich


    Sandy Heslop

    "Overall, however, this is a particularly successful collaborative study of many aspects of a medieval town."

    - James Alexander, Independant Scholar