Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Norwich Cathedral is a Cathedral of the New Foundation: before the Reformation it was a Benedictine Cathedral Priory, being then governed by a prior and monks. The see was founded at Dunwich in 631, moved to Elmham in 673, moved to Thetford in 1070 and finally to Norwich in 1094
Park in one of the City's car park. There is no charge for entry and photography is also permitted and free of charge, although they quite reasonably do ask you not to use flash to photograph  old or delicate fabrics. The Cathedral does ask for a contribution for upkeep but there is no pressure whatsoever in this; a charge of £5.00 is suggested. This is the friendliest and most welcoming cathedral I have ever had the pleasure of visiting; a grateful thank you to the Dean and all the Cathedral staff for developing and maintaining this atmosphere. Other cathedrals - especially Durham and Ely - please take note.

Ambulatory - North Ambulatory - South  Nave - North Aisle  Nave - South Aisle  Quire  North Transept  South Transept

The Galleries
The are a number of 17th and 18th century wall monuments in the triforium galleries. Unfortunately these are galleries not generally  open to the public because of safety issues but may be opened on occasions when a member of the staff accompanies the visitors. I will try to arrange a visit in the future and photograph the monuments. For the moment I will list the monuments.

Thomas Ivory (1779) & Hannah (1787) by John Ivory   (North Gallery: the rest are in the South Gallery)
Robert Pepper (1700)
Thomas Little (1731)
Edmund Porter
William Burleigh

The Nave - North Aisle

Above  Far Left:
Osbert Parsley (1585) Is the figures in the semi-circular arch a musician as was the commemorated.

Above Centre Left Top:
Sir Thomas Wyndham (1521) Tomb chest of Purbeck marble. The fixing holes for brass ? shields can be seen in the stoneshields around the tomb chest. Brass matix on top

Above Centre Left Bottom:
John Hobart: see below

Above Centre Right:
John Hobart (1507) Tomb chest. Note the brass matrices on the lid; these are also shown above centre left bottom. Originally in  chantry chapel. Note the panel above the head of the tomb chest, now blank but for the heraldry in the arched top.

Above Far Right:
Bishop Percy Mark Hobart (1959) Bronze bust by Sir Martin Chateris.

Dean George Pellew (1866) Wall mounted brass by T J Gawthorpe. The frame is gray marble.

The Nave - South Aisle

Above: Chancellor Spencer (1550) Top with brass indents
Bishop Edmund Scambler (1594) High above south door (entrance door). Easy to miss.
Next Right:
Dean Henry Fairfax (1702) By William Stanton. Words in the inscription relating to the Battle of Naseby have been erased as the Dean and Chapter found them offensive. He was uncle of Sir Thmas Fairfax, General of the New Model Army and commander at Naseby
Last Right Top to Bottom:
Dean John Wakefield Willink DD (1927); Dean Brunskill Webster KVCO DD (2007) Dean of Norwicj 1970-1978, Dean of St Paul's 1978-1987; Canon Arthur Crompton Moore MA Cantab (1954) Archdeacon of Norfolk 1935-1954.

Bishop Nix (1536) Bishop John Parkhurst (1578) On lid indent for brass cross Dean Gardiner (1589) Thomas Gooding (Elizabethan) The inscription is the familiar 'As thou art...etc'
Thomas Tawell (1820) Painted monument to the Wodehouse family and others, see details below
Some of the text appears incomplete.
William Inglot (1621) Organist. Painted monument Frank Sayers MD
Top Row: 1. Edmond W. MP (1860) 2. 'of Lucy his wife...' daughter of Canon Philip W. (1829) 'and their children named below.'
Bottom Row: 1. Sarah Elizabeth W (1826 age 13). Sir Philip Edmund W (1887) Civil servant.  2. Frances W (1830 age 16). Appolonia Mary (1864) wife of Hastings Alwing. Lucy (1894) wife of Hervey Hopwood, Colonel Grenadier Guards.  4. Charles John W (1840 age 20). General Edmund W (1868).  Rt Hon Edmund R W MP Illegible date. Only son of Sir Philip
5.Aimine W. (1859) Late commander of HMS Cormorant destroyed by Chinese attack 1859 . Campbell (1867) 'in Holy Orders'

The Quire

Bishop John Overall (1669) Robert Plumtree (1788) John Moore (1725) by Robert Page Stephen Knight (1664) John Chamber (1788) by John Ivory
Mary (1714) & Ann (1710) Eschard Dean Philip Lloyd (1790) by John Ivory Bishop George Horne (1792) by Stafford and Athow Thomas Moore (1779) by John Ivory and John DeCarte (signed)

Bishop Herbert de Losinga (1119) 
Left is the top of a table tomb of 1682 which is now set in the pavement. Above is a modern bas relief.  In the ambulatory section there is shown a  wall mounted effigy which was once thought to be that of the Bishop but is now rather thought to be of St Felix. see below He was the first bishop of Norwich and responsible for the foundation of the cathedral.


However the tale is a little more seedy. Bishop de Losinga paid King William Rufus £1,900 for the see of Thetford, a deal which also included his father being appointed to the abbacy of the New Minster in Winchester.  In 1094 he travelled to Rome to ask the Pope for forgivness for his part in this sin and offence of simony. On his return he transferred the see from Thetford to Norwich according to Archbishop Lancfranc's ruling that bishops should have their see in the principal town of the diocese
Far left, top to bottom: Charlotte Lucy Bignold (1924) 11th child of Sir Samuel Bignold MP. Maurice Wood DSC MA RNR (2007) Bisop pf Norwich 1971-1985. Chaplain of a Royal Marines Commando Unit, he swan ashore during the D-Day landings in Normany. A man of curious conflicting chacteristics. John Phips Allcot Bowers DD. (1926) Suffragan Bishop of Thetford.

North Transept

AboveTop Row Columns 1 & 2: Bishop Henry Bathurst (1837) For many years considered to be the only liberal bishop in the House of Lords; considered men fit for ordination on a case by case basis rather than applying a blanket rule. Buried at Great Malvern. By Sir F Chantrey 1841

Columns 3 & 4: Violet Vaughan Morgan (1919) She was secretary to the Bishop of Norwich, Bertram Pollock (1863-1943) and it appears that they were engaged to marry. However she died of Spanish flu at the early age of 22. The inscription on the plinth is by William Wordsworth and one of Violet's own poems - it appears she was a poet of some note - also appears on the plinth. White marble by Derwent Wood (1921).

Above and Right:
Bishop John Pelham (1896) Alabaster tomb chest with white effigy. By James Forsyth

South Transept

Lt Herbert Gribble (1943)
Died a PoW aged 22
Joseph Turner (1808)
Dean 1790 - 1808
Susanna Addey (1765)

Susanna Moore (1790) 
Stephen Moore (1819)

'Erected by the Dean and Chapter of Norwich in memory of their old friend...'
Byron Foreman (1906)
'...for many years Ingrosser of their Accounts and also Principal Apparitor of the Diocese of Norwich.'
Thomas Fowell Buxton Bt MP (1845)
Brewer, abolitionist and social reformer. He married Hannah, sister of Elizabeth Fry. He opposed capital punishment and, while never accomplishing total abolition, the number of crimes punishable by death were reduced from over 200 to 8. The slave trade had been abolished in 1807 but he presented a petition to parliament leading to the abolition of slavery in the Empire in 1834.
William Thomas Bensly LLD FSA (1910)

Registrar and Chapter Clerk LLD  FSA           

Ambulatory - North

Above Top: Purbeck marble tomb chest lid. 13th century

Above Bottom: Base of tomb chest thought to be of  Sir Thomas Erpingham (1428)   Knight who began his military carreer serving with the Black Prince in Aquitaine and ending by leading a company in the Battle of Agincourt. He loyally served the Lancastrian dynasty and travelled to France, Spain, Scotland, Prussia and the Holy Land.

Elizabeth Calthorpe (1582)

Ambulatory - South

Above and Right:
Bishop Goldwell (1499) Although renewed in 1936 some of the painting and gilding may well be original.

William Rolfe (1754) By Thomas Rawlings the Younger
Above: B
ishop Wakering (1425)  Purbeck slab by brass now lost
Thomas Bachelor (1729) By Robert Singleton & George Bottomley

Left: On the left (in the background)  Prior Bozoun (c. 1480) Chantry chapel
and in the foreground: Richard Brome (1500)
Above: Although this effigy was once thought to be of Bishop Herbert de Losinga, it is now thought to be a statue, rather than a monumental effigy of St Felix, who brought Christianity to Easy Anglia

Unfortunately I lost the note book I used for recording information when I took this series of photographs so there may be errors in some of the information above. I have also missed the following:

1. John Harwood (1713) Ambulatory south
2. C15 niche with canopy. Contains modern state of Virgin Mary

I hope to visit Norwich later in the year and I will correct these errors.

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