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The Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6319 / 52°37'54"N

Longitude: 1.3009 / 1°18'3"E

OS Eastings: 623476

OS Northings: 308911

OS Grid: TG234089

Mapcode National: GBR WB4.XR

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.Y3NM

Entry Name: The Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228917

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR1

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Thorpe Hamlet

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text

16/170 17/170
26.2.54 The Cathedral of the
Holy and Undivided Trinity
- I
Cathedral and Cloisters. C11 onwards. Begun in 1096 by Herbert de Losinga
after the see was transferred from Thetford. Barnack and Caen stone,
brick. Lead covered roofs. Nave with aisles. Choir. North transept with
chapel. South transept with vestry. Presbytery with aisles and ambulatory.
South, north-east and south-east chapels. East chapel. Cloisters to south.
14 bays to nave and choir. 3 bays transepts. 4 bays prebytery plus
ambulatory. West front re-modelled C1830 by Salvin. Norman aisle portals.
West door arch with diagonally-set niches and shallow vaulting. Large
9-light perpendicular window above door. C14 south aisle windows with
cusped intersecting tracery. Norman tripartite clerestory windows with
taller central window and blind arcading. Transepts with corner turrets.
Shafted windows and blind arcading in 7 orders. Doorway in north transept
with 2 orders of shafts. Relief sculpture above doorway of a Bishop with
crozier. The south transept was restored and rebuilt by Salvin C1830.
Presbytery has square-headed 4-light windows to the aisles and large 4-light
C14 clerestory windows with flying buttresses between. Crossing tower with
4 orders of arcading and shafted clasping buttresses with turrets and C15
spirelets. C15. crocketed spire with lucarnes. Cloisters C11 and 1297-1430.
William and John Ramsey, masons of South Range. Barnack stone, lead roofs.
Eleven bays by 11 bays, 2 storey. Each bay 3-light open tracery openings,
single foiled lancet above. Corners occluded by projecting buttresses.
Lierne vaults to all sides. Enriched door surrounds to first and eighth
bay of nave. Fine triple entrance to Chapter House, E. range, Lavatorium
W. range. Upper part west wall has several circular windows circa 1050-1070.
Vaulted undercrofts behind south range (song-school).

Listing NGR: TG2347608911

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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