Victorian church building and restoration in the Diocese of Norwich.
The subject matter consists of church buildings, erected or
restored during the years 1837 to 1901, in the Church of England Diocese
of Norwich. This Diocese comprised the whole of the County of Norfolk,
and the area now known as East Suffolk, for the whole of the period
A differentiation is drawn between churches built ab
churches rebuilt, churches restored and churches repaired.
additions to churches are considered in the study.
The Bocio-economic conditions and means of the church in the
diocese at this time are described in outline. A brief introduction to
nineteenth century liturgical developments and legal procedures in the
Church of England is given, with case histories.
The main chapters describe the physical appearance of the churches
when built or altered and the arch! tectural theories which lay behind
the choice of style or plan. Work on new buildings and major additions
to new buildings are considered in a separate chapter to works of
restoration and reparation.
In the Preface to the study some suggestions for further study are
A Catalogue Raisonne of new and rebuilt churches is included along
with handlists of major church restorations made during the period, and
of architects involved with the projects described.
The main chapters include descriptions of some specific buildings
and the work of all major architects known to have been active in the
Diocese, as well as analysis of the main developments in church
architecture through the period.
Brief summaries or conclusions are made at the end of each chapter.