St Laurence's Church, Norwich, Norfolk
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A prominent Norwich landmark
A vast, handsome medieval city church and prominent Norwich landmark, St Laurence's has a mighty tower, a clerestory of 11 windows on each side, a long continuous roof covering nave and chancel and two-storied porches to north and south, all set on a steeply sloping site. It was built between 1460 and 1472, but the tower and chancel may have been finished some 30 years later. Inside there are exquisite Edwardian paintings of saints and angels on panels near the altar. St Laurence is one of three of our churches in Norwich.
A 500-year old city church with explosive history. A church from our finest shortlist.
The only seventeenth-century brick tower in Norwich
Signs of past splendour
Church is located in city centre with managed car parks near by. Largely pedestrianised area.
A key is often available from Norwich Arts Supplies, 16 St. Benedict's Street, Norwich, during daytime business hours.
Disabled access information
There are 12 steps from street level into the churchyard, and further steps into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. The church is lit by natural light.
There are no pews or seating facilities in the church
Located on St Benedict's Street, Norwich city centre
Nearest railway station: Norwich (0.8miles). 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.
Volunteering roles are available at our three Norwich Churches
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