St Augustine's Church, Norwich, Norfolk
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The only seventeenth-century brick tower in Norwich
The rare and distinctive seventeenth-century brick tower of St Augustine's is the only one of its kind in Norwich. This medieval city church, the most northerly in the city, sits in a large churchyard next to a long row of half-timbered, sixteenth-century cottages. Inside are many interesting monuments, including one to Matthew Brettingham, architect of Holkham Hall, and another to Thomas Churchman Newman, originally of Boston, which links the church to an iconic figure in the American Revolution: his brother Robert's belfry lantern signal started Paul Revere on his famous ride in 1775.
The church also has a poignant collection of World War 1 commemorations, including, very unusually, one to a soldier shot for desertion in 1917. St Augustine's is one of three CCT churches in Norwich.
21 September 2019 - 22 September 2019
A prominent Norwich landmark
A 500-year old city church with explosive history. A church from our finest shortlist.
Signs of past splendour
Church is located in city centre. Access is via a paved footpath. There is a step into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. For general access, the church is lit by natural light.
The church has lighting which can be used for events.
In the centre of Norwich; from A147 St. Crispin Road take Pitt Street which leads into St. Augustines Street and the church
Nearest railway station: Norwich (0.9 miles); buses from city centre
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Norfolk County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Volunteer roles are available at our three Norwich churches
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