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.
Table of Contents
1. The Development of an Urban Landscape: Recent Research in Medieval Norwich 2. Erratics and Enterprise: Lincolnshire Grave-Covers in Norwich and Thetford and Some Implications for Urban Development in the 10th Century 3. Norwich Cathedral Revisited: Spiral Piers and Architectural Geometry 4. Reconstructing the Cathedral-Priory at Norwich: Recent Research on Lost Parts of the Romanesque Church 5. The Romanesque Apse of Norwich Cathedral: A Re-examination of the Bishop’s Throne Platform and its Supposed Relic Niche 6. Norwich Castle Keep: Dates and Contexts 7. Steps to Lordship 8. The Romanesque Sculpture of Norwich and Norfolk: The City and its Hinterland—Some Observations 9. Carrow Priory Church, Norwich and the Introduction of Gothic Architecture to Norfolk 10. Bishop John Salmon’s Architectural Patronage at Norwich Cathedral 11. The Norwich Cathedral Passion Altarpiece (‘The Despenser Retable’) 12. Ranworth and its Associated Paintings: A Norwich Workshop 13. Norwich Cathedral Spire: Why it Still Stands 14. The Integration of Church and City: The Development of Norwich City Centre in the Late Middle Ages 15. St Peter Mancroft and Late Medieval Church Building in Norwich 16. Defining Porches in Norwich, c. 1250–c. 1510 17. The Chancel Passageways of Norwich 18. Thomas Gooding or Goodwin, a Norwich Freemason 19. Private Lives and Public Power: Norwich Merchants’ Houses between the 14th and 16th Centuries
"Overall, however, this is a particularly successful collaborative study of many aspects of a medieval town."
- James Alexander, Independant Scholar