Norwich: St Michael-at-Coslany

Norwich: St Michael-at-Coslany
Record Type:
Closed Church
Church code:
Norwich, St. George, Colegate

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

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Conservation Area

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Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior of St Michael-at-Coslany
Exterior of St Michael-at-Coslany
Image of the Exterior of St Michael-at-Coslany Church
Year / Date:
University of East Anglia
The Medieval Churches of Norwich

Summary Description

St Michael and All Angels is located between Colegate and Oak Street, approximately 120m north of the river Wensum. In the early fifteenth century, the church consisted of a chancel, an aisleless nave, and a west tower. Remains of all these are still visible, especially the tower which was perhaps begun c.1415 but took some decades to complete. The south-west window and south door of the nave, and much of the chancel (the ground plan and roof and the wall arcade on the south side) also survive and give a good sense of the character of the church at this period. A major transformation of the church began in around 1496, when aisles and chancel chapels were built, doubling the width of the church. The existing nave arcade, the walls of the aisles and chapels, and the large four-centred windows all date from this phase of building, however work on the south side was never completed.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
Date closed for worship: Unknown
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

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The Medieval Churches of Norwich (2017) Exterior of St Michael-at-Coslany [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior of St Michael-at-Coslany
James Miles (2018) Closed Churches [Digital Archive/Data]
University of East Anglia (2015) The Medieval Churches of Norwich [Digital Archive/Monograph]
The Medieval Churches of Norfolk (2017) Interior of St Michael-at-Coslany [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior of  St Michael-at-Coslany
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]


ICBS File Number - 05177

Coverage - 1867


Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 8 Bells [Archive/Index]
8 Bells