A Norwich Day: Churchman House, The Plantation Garden and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John

  • Churchman House |
  • Guided Tour |
  • Tuesday, 26 July 2011 - 09:20 until 14:00
A Norwich Day

Built by Alderman Thomas Churchamn, Churchman House is one of the finest 18th Century houses in Nowrich, housing a number of excellent portraits of prominent 18th merchants and dignitries from the remarkable City's civic portrait collection. Now the Registry Office, Churchman House was restored by the City Council in 1991under the direction of Conswervation Architect Vic Reading. Vic Reading has offered to give a talk about the architecture and the building as we see it today. Charlotte Crawley of the Art Fund (Deputy Representative of Norwich) will talk us through the paintings on display.

Churchman House will be followed by a guided tour of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. The Dean, Fr J. Walsh, and the architect R. Taylor who designed the Narthex have offered to be our guides. Built by the 15th Duke of Norfolk and designed by George Gilbert Scott (and after his death by his brother John Oldrid Scott) in the Early English Gothic Style.

The day culminates in a guided tour of the Grade II listed Plantation. Created during the 19th century by Henry Trevor, a locasl cabinet maker. Abandoned during ther Second World War,  it has been recently painstakingly restored by the Plantation Garden Preservation Trust, the Gardens has been restored to thier former glory.

Venue details

Churchman House
Norfolk NR11 7LY