Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

Dating primarily from the 12th century, the beautiful Norwich Cathedral features a magnificent set of roof bosses, misericords, monuments and more.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249978
Names
Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Norwich Cathedral
Categories

Timeline

26 Feb 1954

Norwich Cathedral designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Norwich Cathedral is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1051330
Grade
I
Name
THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY
Location
THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY, THE CLOSE
District
Norwich
County
Norfolk
Grid Reference
TG 23476 08911

TG 2308 NW TG 2308 NE THE CLOSE 16/170 17/170 26.2.54 The Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity - I Cathedral and Cloisters. C11 onwards. Begun in 1096 by Herbert de Losinga after the see was transferred from Thetford. Barnack and Caen stone, brick. Lead covered roofs. Nave with aisles. Choir. North transept with chapel. South transept with vestry. Presbytery with aisles and ambulatory. South, north-east and south-east chapels. East chapel. Cloisters to south. 14 bays to nave and choir. 3 bays transepts. 4 bays prebytery plus ambulatory. West front re-modelled C1830 by Salvin. Norman aisle portals. West door arch with diagonally-set niches and shallow vaulting. Large 9-light perpendicular window above door. C14 south aisle windows with cusped intersecting tracery. Norman tripartite clerestory windows with taller central window and blind arcading. Transepts with corner turrets. Shafted windows and blind arcading in 7 orders. Doorway in north transept with 2 orders of shafts. Relief sculpture above doorway of a Bishop with crozier. The south transept was restored and rebuilt by Salvin C1830. Presbytery has square-headed 4-light windows to the aisles and large 4-light C14 clerestory windows with flying buttresses between. Crossing tower with 4 orders of arcading and shafted clasping buttresses with turrets and C15 spirelets. C15. crocketed spire with lucarnes. Cloisters C11 and 1297-1430. William and John Ramsey, masons of South Range. Barnack stone, lead roofs. Eleven bays by 11 bays, 2 storey...

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Bibliography

  1. Official Website of Norwich Cathedral. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.cathedral.org.uk/>
  2. “THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1051330>