Size Matters: Norwich Churches and Their Parishioners before the Reformation.

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Medieval Norwich had more parishes than any English city outside London. Their churches ranged in size and complexity depending on the number and wealth of the parishioners, but also on the amount of building space available in the churchyard. As the number of parishes contracted from the 13th century to the Reformation, the smaller churches were demolished or demoted to chapels of ease. However, all the greater churches survive to the present day and represent the taste and ambition of the citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Urban Church: Essays in Honour of Clive Burgess
EditorsDavid Harry, Christian Steer
Place of PublicationDonington
PublisherShaun Tyas
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978 1 907730 72 6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameHarlaxton Medieval Studies


  • Medieval Norwich, Urban parishes, architecture, building capacity, parish boundaries,

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