Norwich Cathedral - Norwich School
Within the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.
As soon as we entered the Erpingham Gate, on the left I saw this old school.
At 71a The Close.
Also at 70 The Close.
Grade I listed.
Building on right is called Carnary Chapel
Chapel. Founded in 1316 by Bishop Salmon. Mason J. Ramsey, Stone with
plain-tile roof. 4 bays above 4-bay twin-aisled undercroft. Door to
undercroft at left-hand side with moulded 2-centre surround and 3 cusped
circular windows. 4 3-light proto-perpendicular windows with pointed
2-centre arched to chapel. Cusped niches with pointed arches and crocketed
finials on buttresses. Partly blocked east window with C19 intersecting
tracery. Polygonal angle-turrets in all but the north-west corner.
Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. See J. Harvey. The Perpendicular Style.
Medieval school recorded in 1240. Established as a royal foundation in 1547 by King Edward VI. Moved to this building in 1553 from temporary accommodation at the dissolved Convent of the Black Friars, St Andrews.