Record Details

NHER Number:578
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Olave's Chapel, King Street


Documentary evidence records that a chapel dedicated to the Scandinavian saint St Olave was situated on this site, now under Albion Mill. It is thought to have been pre-conquest and subject to the archdeacon of Norwich. The chapel was in existence by 1186 to 1210, and was demolished before 1345.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23795 07795
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

East side of King Street, under Albion Mill.
A parochial chapel with a Scandinavian dedication. (S1) says it was pre-conquest and subject to the archdeacon of Norwich. It was united to the rectory of St Peter Southgate in reign of Edward III. Chapel was demolished in 1345 AD (S2). (S1) says the demolition was pre-1345 and in existence by 1186 - 1210 AD (S3).
See amounts of reused Norman carved stone found on adjacent site (NHER 26467).
E. Rose (NLA), 10 July 1998.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD? to 1345 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S1>Monograph: Blomefield, F. 1806. The History of The City and County of Norwich, Part II. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Vol IV. p 65.
<S2>Monograph: West, J. R. 1932. St. Benet of Holme, 1020-1210. The eleventh and and twelfth century sections of Cott. Ms. Galba E.ii, the register of the abbey of St. Benet of Holme. Norfolk Record Society Publications. Vol II. p 175.
<S3>Article in serial: Norwich Record Society. Norwich Record Society. Vol XIX, p XVI. p 16.

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