Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels
2 Aug — 5 Aug 2022 | 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 Sign of the Times.
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); St Margaret’s Church, Cley (medieval ship graffiti); All Saints’ Church, Bale (superb stained glass).
Morning lecture: The Dregs of the People Remain – Black Death and its Aftermath. 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.
2 Aug — 5 Aug 2022
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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
Churches of Norfolk is 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. Participants should meet ACE's usual fitness requirements.
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
Please note that on this tour, some of the sites visited will contain uneven flooring, steps, ramps and dimly lit areas, and time will be spent walking around the church interiors, some of which are large. The optional climb to the top of St Helen’s Church tower at Ranworth involves 90 steps without a handrail followed by a ladder. Our hotel, the Maids Head, is one of the oldest in Norwich. As a historical property, it is full of warmth and character however travellers should note it does contain some areas of uneven flooring and low beams as well as several staircases. Some of the rooms are accessible by lift (six steps from reception).
Cost of £945 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 £155.