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Norwich Saint George Colegate Church




Norwich Saint George Colegate, (Was almost wholly rebuilt between 1459 and 1513, There are good Georgian fittings inside and a Victorian drinking fountain on the churchyard wall). North side of Colegate, square west tower, a clock and 3 bells, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch. This church was gradually rebuilt from 1459 onwards, commencing with the tower and nave. The chancel was rebuilt in 1498, the north aisle with the Chapel of Saint Mary in 1504, and the south aisle with the Chapel of Saint Peter in 1513. Consequently the style is late Perpendicular throughout. John Crome, the founder of the Norwich School of Artists and generally known as Old Crome, lived in this parish and lies buried in this church. He was born in 1769 and died in 1821. Many of the Norwich Mayors and Sheriffs are interred here. In the north aisle there is a fine monument to Robert Jannys, also a good brass to William Norwiche, dated 1475. A fine Jacobean pulpit with sounding board. west tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles, chancel and chancel aisles. The tower is 94 feet high, but has no base course, but it has the aforementioned sound holes. At the south of the tower is a porch with pavise over. The door has well carved spandrils, showing the Annunciation and Saint George being girded with his armour by angels. The nave is 25 feet wide and is spanned by an arch-braced cambered tie beam with long arch-braced wall posts. The clerestory has six great three-light windows, above a 16th century arcade with four centred arches. There is a late 18th century pulpit with back board and canopy, mentioned, three sword and mace rests and Royal Arms. There is a monument to John Herring, 1786, by J. Bacon, Jnr of (London) One also to Timothy Balderstone, 1764by sculptor Thomas Rawlins. One to mary Lubbock 1729, by the Norwich infamous sculptor Robert Page. Robert Singleton has a sculture here too in that of Thomas Pinder 1722. The latter signed together with George Bottomley.


Norwich Saint George Colegate Church