Record Details

NHER Number:590
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Holy Trinity Church, Norwich


The site of a Late Saxon church that stood under the Lady Chapel at the east end of the present Cathedral and was demolished in 1096 to make way for it.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23549 08929
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

In 1930 the lower part of the apse of this church was excavated under the east end of the present Cathedral, under the Lady Chapel.

1952. 'The earlier structure can still be seen' (S1).
Wall containing probable Late Saxon bricks 20.3cm by 11.4cm by 3.8cm (8 inches by 4 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches) in choral wall.
The church was mentioned in Domesday Book. Demolished 1096.
E.B. Green (NCM).

Article missing from file. [J Yates. 12 July 2010].

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cranage, D. H. S. 1932. Eastern Chapels in the Cathedral Church of Norwich. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XII pp 117-126. p 124.
---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 287.
---Newspaper Article: Whitingham. 14 December . Eastern Daily Press.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S1>Article in Serial: Hurst, J. G. and Golson, J. 1955. Excavations at St. Benedict's Gates, Norwich, 1951 and 1953. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 5-112. p 107.

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