TG2308 : Norwich St John the Baptist Timberhill church

taken 11 years ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

Norwich St John the Baptist Timberhill church
Norwich St John the Baptist Timberhill church
Timberhill was once a wooded district of Norwich just outside the castle's southern gate. The church was once named St John at the Castle Gates. Many prisoners who died in Norwich Castle were buried here.
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.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 December, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 231 082 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5670N 1:17.7714E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 232 081
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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