Norwich TG 23 08?
Norfolk In Norwich between Botolph Street and Magdalen Street
Demolished Contact - none known

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There is an entry for a St Botolphs in Norwich in L W Reynolds' Norfolk Churches Directory and Kenneth Keenan mentions a demolished church in Fybridge at Norwich. There is a web site which describes Botolph Street in Norwich and a quote from Francis Blomfield (History of Norfolk Vol 4 1806) indicates that a St Botolph church was situated 'more south in Magdalen Street, not far  north of Stump Cross; its churchyard abutted east on the said street and west on St Buttolph's, commonly called Buttle-street; and is now the White-horse-yard.' In 1505 William Stephens, last Rector of St Botolphs died for, in 1544, it was made a private property by Henry VIII, who granted it to William Godwin. By 1548 the church had been demolished and 'the parish was united in form to St Saviour's, with which it now continues'.

I have yet to visit the area to establish the current facts and to establish whether there are any remains to photograph.

Copyright Peter Buttle

Updated 26 May 2002

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