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Exhibition: 300 Years of Norwich Churches

Fig. 1: Watercolour of glass at St Peter Mancroft church, Norwich, by local artist, CJW Winter. Picture by Anthony Kelly, courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press
Fig. 1: Watercolour of glass at St Peter Mancroft church, Norwich, by local artist, CJW Winter. Picture by Anthony Kelly, courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press

Fig. 1: Watercolour of glass at St Peter Mancroft church, Norwich, by local artist, CJW Winter. Picture by Anthony Kelly, courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press

An exhibition of paintings and drawings featuring some of Norwich’s fifty eight known medieval churches (31 of which survive) will be on show from August 21st to November 17th at the Norfolk Record Office on the County Hall site in Martineau Lane, Norwich. It is the result of research by the Norwich Medieval Churches: City, Community and Architecture project at the University of East Anglia. The exhibits are drawn from the collections of Norfolk Museums Service, Norfolk County Council’s Record office and private individuals. According to Dr Clare Haynes, senior research associate at UEA, ‘“Among the themes we are exploring is the lost churches,” Dr Haynes added. “Some of the drawings in the exhibition can tell us some of the things we didn’t know about them.

“As an historian I’m a bit like a detective and the more difficult the story is to find out about the more intriguing it can be. I’m delighted we have been able to find so many things about the lost buildings.”

Some of the exhibits feature stained glass. Admission is free. For further information visit the website.