Record Details

NHER Number:26036
Type of record:Building
Name:Bishop Renold's Chapel, The Close


A late 17th century stone former chapel, now a library, with a small doorway on the extreme right, over which is a weathered coat of arms. It has re-used 14th century windows, possibly from Bishop Salmon's chapel that stood to the south.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23492 08986
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

February 1954. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Former chapel now library; 1661 to 1676; stone with plain tile roof.
North elevation: two bays, small door at extreme right with moulded two-centre arch and plain spandrels.
Badly weathered coat of arms above doorway. Re-used three-light windows with reticulated tracery and attached shafts with foliated capitals on jambs and mullions.
Information from (S1).

Reverend Armstrong in his Diary for 26 June 1857 said that the chapel had stucco work, Grecian ornament and a huge royal arms on the ceiling.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 August 1997.

The reused 14th century windows are suggested as coming from Bishop Salmon's chapel that stood to the south. (S2).
E. Rose, 19 December 2000.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 221.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1206255.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Woodman, F. 1996. The Gothic Campaigns. Norwich Cathedral: Church, City and Diocese, 1096-1996. Atherton, I. et al (eds). pp 158-196. p 178.

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