The Medieval Parish Churches of Norwich
A church for every week of the year? Today Norwich has 31 medieval parish churches still standing, more than any other city north of the Alps. But many others are known to have existed too, and locating these and dating their appearance and disappearance helps tell Norwich’s unique history.
This short film shows you the location of all the standing and lost churches and how they helped define the landscape of the city over the centuries. From the Black Death to the Reformation and the World War Two, the film will also explain what happened to the lost and ruined churches.
With thanks to the UEA’s Medieval Parish Churches of Norwich Project team who have created this fantastic film as part of their research exploring Norwich’s medieval churches and the relationship between city, community and architecture: www.norwichmedievalchurches.org The UEA is also a project partner in Flintspiration.
Flintspiration – a brief overview
This film is a quick tour of some of Norwich’s medieval churches, featuring Neil Blunt from the Norwich Historic Churches Trust, project director of Flintspiration. The film was made by Jenny Higgins and Dom Thorby with BBC Voices, a media workshop and production unit for film, music and radio based at The Forum in Norwich.