TG2309 : The Great Hospital - Eagle Ward (eagle roof)

taken 6 months ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Great Hospital - Eagle Ward (eagle roof)
The Great Hospital - Eagle Ward (eagle roof)
The medieval hospital church > Link was reordered after the Reformation into a secular House of God to care for the poor. The chancel was completely blocked off from the nave and received a first floor to accommodate a women's ward. It has retained the original roof which consists of 252 chestnut panels fitted between carved ribbing to the underside of a scissor truss roof, decorated with bosses depicting intricately carved and painted floral compositions and human heads, and painted with flaming eagles in preparation for a visit in 1883 by Richard II and his new bride, Anne of Bohemia. The flaming eagle (aka as St Wenceslas' eagle) was the original symbol of the Duchy of Bohemia and the symbol of the fathering dynasty of Czechia, the Premyslids. It is this roof that gave the Eagle Ward its name.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2375 0902 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.9667N 1:18.3016E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2375 0902
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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