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.
|Title of host publication||Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Norwich|
|Editors||T.A. Heslop, Helen E. Lunnon|
|Place of Publication||Leeds|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-909662-77-3, 978-1-909662-78-0|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|