Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels
22 Sep — 25 Sep 2020 | Tour Director: Imogen Corrigan
• View the remarkable ‘Memento Mori’ panels of a surviving medieval rood screen, at St Mary in Sparham
• St Botolph’s in Trunch offers a beautiful 15th century hammerbeam roof alongside fine medieval misericords and a stunning font canopy
• Appreciate the stained glass at Bale alongside fascinating murals at Wickhampton and Hemblington
BA, MPHIL, FRSA
Imogen Corrigan is a medieval historian
Assemble 1330 at the Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, for three nights. Welcome followed by free time to visit Norwich Cathedral including an introduction to the cloisters. Evening lecture: The Dregs of the People Remain – Black Death and its Aftermath.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Knapton (extraordinary double-hammerbeam roof, rafters filled with angels); St Botolph’s Church, Trunch (14th century chancel, fine medieval misericords and stunning oak font canopy); Holt; St Margaret’s Church, Cley (medieval ship graffiti); All Saints’ Church, Bale (superb stained glass).
All Saints’ Church, Weston Longville (mural and Apostles’ Creed screen); All Saints’ Church, Mattishall (beautiful 15th century painted rood screen dado); St Mary’s Church, Sparham (remarkable surviving ‘Memento Mori’ rood screen portion); St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Salle (magnificent wool church); St Agnes’s Church, Cawston (fine 15th century rood screen).
All Saints’ Church, Hemblington (best surviving mural of St Christopher); St Helen’s Church, Ranworth (exquisite screen); St Edmund’s Church, Acle (plague inscription); St Andrew’s Church, Wickhampton (14th century murals). Tour disperses 1530 at Norwich Station followed by 1545 at hotel.
22 Sep — 25 Sep 2020
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“A well-paced tour with constant delights in unlikely places”
“Very enjoyable, well organised, excellent lectures and accommodation”
“Imogen was excellent. Knowledgeable in depth and breadth”
- ACE customers on previous Churches of Norfolk tours
Please note that on this tour, some of the sites visited will contain uneven flooring, steps, ramps and dimly lit interiors. Our hotel, the Maids Head, is one of the oldest and most characterful in Norwich. Accordingly, it does contain some areas of uneven flooring as well as several staircases, although some of the rooms are accessible by lift.
Churches of Norfolk is now one in a series of more gently paced tours, ideal for those who prefer a more laid-back, less physically demanding itinerary while enjoying the same high level of academic content. Walking and travelling distances are typically shorter, and time is dedicated to the gradual appreciation of, and explorations within, our immediate surroundings. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major amenities.
Cost of £875 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £150.