Defining Porches in Medieval Norwich c.1250-1510

Helen Lunnon

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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
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)978-1-909662-77-3, 978-1-909662-78-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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