TG2308 : St Peter Hungate Museum

taken 4 years ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Peter Hungate Museum
St Peter Hungate Museum
Former parish church, Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
Elm Hill
Elm Hill, Norwich is an historic cobbled lane with many buildings dating back to the Tudor period. It is a famous Norwich landmark.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
Norwich Churches :: TG2505
In mediaeval times, Norwich boasted 56 churches within the city walls. Thirty-one of these remain today. Five were lost during the Second World War in German bombing raids. Some remain as ruins others were completely demolished. Still in existence today are: All Saints, St Andrew, St Augustine, St Clement, St Edmund, St Etheldreda, St George Colegate, St George Tombland, St Giles, St Gregory, St Helen, St James, St John Maddermarket, St John Sepulchre, St John Timberhill, St Julian, St Laurence, St Margaret, St Martin at Oak, St Mary the Less, St Martin at Palace, St Mary Coslany, St Michael Coslany, St Michael at Plea, St Peter Hungate, St Peter Mancroft, St Peter Parmentergate, St Saviour (to give it its proper name ‘The Transfiguration of our Saviour’), St Simon and St Jude, St Stephen, St Swithin and the tower of St Benedict and remains of St Bartholomew and St Peter Southgate.
They almost all suffered some damage during the war but have been repaired or the remains consolidated, with the exception of St Michael at Thorn, which was completely demolished. The Eastern Daily Press offices now stand on the site. The name Thorn Road is the only reminder of its whereabouts.
Many are no longer used for religious purposes but have been converted into offices, welfare centres and community resources.
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Church of St Peter Hungate (former)
Former parish church, Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
St Peter is that rare beast in Norwich: a cruciform church. It looks older than it actually is; the primitive capped tower is actually a tall 15th century one that was truncated in 1906 for safety reasons. In fact, the whole church was completely rebuilt during the middle thirty years of the 15th century.
In the 19th century, St Peter Hungate was one of the highest of Norwich's many Anglo-catholic churches; it was the first to use vestments, the first to use incense, the first to use candles on the altar. However, as with St Simon and St Jude at the other end of Elm Hill, St Peter has long been redundant, last being used as a church before the First World War. In 1936 St Peter Hungate became a museum of church furnishings. The fixtures and fittings from other redundant churches were brought here for display.
St Peter Hungate Museum of Church Art lasted until the late 1990s, when a reorganisation of the museum service in Norwich killed it off. All the exhibits were removed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2321 0879 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.8562N 1:17.8144E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2319 0879
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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