NORWICH, ST JULIAN'S CHURCH,
AND CARROW PRIORY
r download GoogleEarth and ask it to show you Norwich, U.K., and zoom in until you are walking down Rouen Road and Julian's Alley to the Music House (Isaac's House) on King Street, continuing on to where King Street and Rouen Road join, keep going past the ruined medieval wall until you can go no further, then turn left until you come to the Unilever security entrance, and there make an appointment to see what Jeremiah Coleman called 'Carrow Abbey', really Julian's Carrow Priory, which they came to own. My family, the Quaker Glorneys in Ireland, sold him the mustard secret and monopoly, which they had obtained from marrying into French royalty who were escaping the Revolution. The other Quaker branches of my family, in England this time, were Fry (a relative, Norwich's Elizabeth Fry) and Cash.
From both St Julian's Church and from
Carrow Abbey one can see how the city is divided between
Castle and Cathedral, glimpsing both imposing structures. See
also Adam Easton's schoolboy
drawings of how to measure the height of these.
From an old engraving
of St Julian's Church with its tower as it was was before WWII
http://www.the-plunketts.freeserve.co.uk§ give fine pre- and post-war photograph albums of Norwich created by George Plunkett, in particular of St Julian's Church and Carrow Priory.
27th June, 1942: St
Julian’s Church in King Street had almost everything excepting
its north wall and porch completely annihilated by a high
Isaac's House on King Street in Conisford is near St Julian's Church:
Continue down Rouen Road or King Street which join together. And before you get to Carrow Priory you see the ruins of Norwich's city walls. They are clearly identifiable with those in this scene from the Luttrell Psalter, which pretends it is of Constantinople:
those ruined walls walk further, seeing a great ruined mansion
and restored conservatory built by the Coleman family. Go to the
end of that sreet, then turn left, until you come to Unilever.
Ask at security there for an appointment to see Carrow Priory.
It is as in these photographs, the Prioress' House kept
beautiful, the Priory destroyed by Henry VIII, but they have now
built a medieval herb garden from those still growing here from
the days of the nuns and they still market these herbs in oil to
Marks on the bases of
the columns seem to identify the mason as the same who was
responsible for the building of the Infirmary at Norwich
Cathedral Priory, and the Jew’s House (Isaac’s Hall or the Music
House) in King Street.
Excellent resources for Julian's Norwich are
Francis Blomefield, An Essay towards a Topographical
History of the County of Norfolk . . . and other Authentick
Memorials (London: William Miller, 1805-10), 11 vols:
Volume IV, 1806, 81-3, 524-30, especially the manuscript
volumes in the British Library Manuscript Reading Room which
are illustrated with water colour sketches; and Walter Rye, Carrow
Abbey, Otherwise Carrow Priory, near Norwich, in the County
of Norfolk, Its Foundations, Officers and Inmates, Norwich,
For Carrow Priory, see also http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=38270§,
Prioress, see Michael Calabrese 'Performing the Prioress'
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