Record Details

NHER Number:564
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Church of St John Baptist, Colegate, Norwich


It is thought that this area, on the north side of Colegate, is the site of the Church of St John Baptist. The church, originally parochial, was given to the blackfriars in 1226, who made it conventual. It may have even stood below the current Octagon Chapel (NHER 26087), and was in use until the blackfriars moved south of the River Wensum. At that point the parish was united with St George at Colegate, and used as a chapel and hermitage.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23070 09064
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Site of Church of St John Baptist, Colegate.

North side of Colegate - the Octagon Chapel may in fact stand on the site of this church.
The church was given to blackfriars in 1226 and was used by them until they moved south of the River Wensum.
It was a parochial church until the friars made it conventual.
The parish was united with St George at Colegate (S1).
When friars left it was used as a chapel and a hermit looked after and lived in it (S1).

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • FRIARY (13th Century to 16th Century - 1266 AD to 1539 AD?)
  • HERMITAGE (RELIGIOUS) (13th Century to 16th Century - 1300 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No N20; p 175.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S1>Publication: Blyth, G. K. 1842. The Norwich Guide. p 137.

Related records

381Part of: Blackfriars Precinct, Norwich (Monument)

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