Defining Porches in Medieval Norwich c.1250-1510

Helen Lunnon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

The city of Norwich possesses thirty-two parish church porches. Collectively, they offer an opportunity to consider the scope of architectural forms applied to a single type of structure built across an extended chronological period but within close proximity. This paper is an attempt to define architecturally what a parish church porch could be and demonstrates how until c.1400 little consistent definition is possible. In the 15th century a greater sense of uniformity can be observed, and it is here argued that the repeated use of elements in particular ways, namely facades and stone vaults, constitute something akin to a Norwich church porch type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Norwich
EditorsT.A. Heslop, Helen E. Lunnon
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherManey Publishing
Pages283-306
Number of pages24
Volume38
ISBN (Print)978-1-909662-77-3, 978-1-909662-78-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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