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Norwich City Centre Cathedral, the Old Boi from Norfolk.
Norwich City Centre Cathedral



Norwich City Centre Cathedral, I will be returning to this beautiful building, probably during 2019. Hopefully all the repairs will be done then and I will see it at its best. The building with a 15th century lectern, a statue of Moses over the Prior's Doorway, and a "Golden Cockerel" topping its spire that is 315ft high, second only to Salisbury. Inside from threshold to look some 407 feet forward and some 70 feet high, at first takes time in taking it all in, your mind will not at first process the full scale of this large building. The Cathedral begun in 1096 and completed in 1145. with added spire. The original spire was blown down in a storm of 23rd January 1362, it is thought a "Hurricane" also took houses in King's Lynn and its thought 30,000 people on the North Sea coast died. Inside is a game, this called Nine Men's Morris. In act II, scene II of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Queen Titania of Faeries says: The Nine Men's Morris is filled up with mud: And the quaint mazes in the Wanton green. For lack of tread, are indistinguishable. What she was talking about was an intriguing game, generally played with counters on a board set out in a frame pattern of three squares one within the other, with diagonal intersecting lines. Titania's shepherds, as did countrymen in Elizabethan England, carved it out in the turf, thus the quaint maze in the Wanton green. The game though is much older than Shakespeare is in the north east corner of Norwich Cathedral Cloister, you can see traces of it scratched out on a stone bench. There is a monument to Henry Fairfax 1702 by London scultor Stanton, one by Robert Page for John Moore. And others by Stafford  and Athow for Bishop George Horne 1792, and Dr. Robert Plumptre 1788. And two for Dr Thomas Moore 1779 and John Chamber by sculptor J. Ivory (and De Carle). Others include: Thomas Ivory 1779 by J.Ivory. William Rolfe 1754 by Thomas Rawlins, Thomas Batchelor 1729 by R. Singleton. The Cathedral is crucifix shaped, the north and south transepts making the arms of the cross, there are several rooms off, there is a chior school room, a cantry of Bishop Nix, a Wescott Memorial Chapel, there are two sites of ancient chapels, The Bauchun Chapel, theres the site of an ancient transept chapel, and a site of the Slype. (Slype. Slype, in architecture, covered passageway in a medieval English cathedral or monastery. The slype may lead from either the transept or the nave of the church proper to either the chapter house (the monks' assembly room) or the deanery (the residence of the dean).
A vestry, Saint Luke's Chapel, Modern Chapel of Saint Saviour, Jesus Chapel. The Cathedral has a retable, it shows the scourging of Christ. The long, narrow nave, aisleless transepts and choir with apsidal chapels, are Norman Ad1096-1145. The choir clerestory, the windows beneath clerestory on south side of nave, and the vaulting throughout are Perpendicular. The easternmost apsidal chapel, removed in the 13th century for an oblong lady chapel, since destroyed. Bold central Perpendicular spire, Chapter House, resembling that of Durham, destroyed. On 27th June 1942, there was a raid on Norwiches oconic Cathedral, where bombsers dropped around 850 incendiaries. Reginald Pallet and his team of firefighters stopped the Cathedral burning down and only some of the lead on the roof melted, on the north and south transepts. 


Norwich City Centre Cathedral, Postcode:
Shown in the EDP is an artist's impression by Network Norfolk of what the Cathedral should look like in the Summer of 2019. With this major attraction inside.