John E. Vigar MA, FSA Scot., FRSA

Little Known Treasures in Norfolk Churches

Norfolk is the finest county in England in which to study the medieval church. Over 650 medieval church buildings survive, the vast majority still in use. Many demonstrate the wealth of this part of the country in the pre-Reformation period with tall towers, light interiors and buildings that would accommodate thousands.

This lecture looks at details to be found in these churches that might be missed by a casual visitor. Paintings, sculptures, stained glass and other features that might not be seen by the naked eye. Even the most visited church has secrets to discover.

John Vigar has visited every medieval church in Norfolk and is on the Advisory Council of the Norfolk Churches Trust. He regularly leads tours for groups across the county and has an image catalogue of its churches running into hundreds of thousands of pictures.

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As I write this post the timbers are still smouldering at Wimbotsham church in west Norfolk. This is the most recent of what seems to have been a rash of fires in medieval churches. Wimbotsham church is essentially Norman in date with fine Roman...
Historic Churches of NorfolkA 3 week course led byEcclesiastical Historian John E VigarTo be held 1.30 – 3.30 onMondays 14th  21st 28th October 2019atFakenham Community CentreCost £30Norfolk has more medieval churches per acre than anywhere else...
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 As we travel around England, we occasionally come across fonts made of metal. In own time an amazing stainless-steel font has been placed in Salisbury Cathedral and many churches use a metal bowl at the front of the church. However, metal fonts...

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