Heritage Open Days: St Augustine's, Norwich
Explore the most northerly medieval church in the city and enjoy a local history exhbition
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 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.
Visitors will be able to ask questions and explore the church throughout the day. St Augustine's is also supporting the Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride.