St George Colegate has one of the largest collections of monuments and family memorials in Norwich. At the centre of 'Norwich Over the Water' it was a natural choice for the many wool merchants that lived in Colegate and as such benefited from the generosity of such parishioners. Later this became a centre for the shoe industry but there is less evidence of any benefactors from this source.
The monument to Robert Jannys is one of earliest to be found in the Norwich churches and is the only one to be made in terra cotta. There are also examples of work from some of the major masons operating within the city including memorials to : Thomas Hall by Thomas Green of Camberwell, Thomas Pindar by Robert Singleton, Mary Lubbock by Robert Page, Timothy Balderstone by Thomas Rawlins and John Herring by John Bacon Junior. Although not attributed to John Ivory the memorial to John and Martha Dyball has all of his "signature" features i.e a central inscription panel, flanked by scrolled wing brackets, topped by an urn above a simple cornice, decorated by cherubs on the apron amd featuring a rosette/ flower with a curving stamen.
However there are more than rich merchants remembered here. Buried in this church is one of England's greatest landscape painters, John Crome the leading artist of the Norwich School. Click the links below for more indepth information.
|1480-1530||Robert Jannys (Mayor 1517 & 1524)|
|1749-1810||John Herring (Sheriff 1786 Mayor 1799)|
To view the memorials of other notables commemorated here click the . For a more readable view of the inscription click the
|Timothy Balderston (Mayor 1736 & 1751)
Sarah Denny (nee Dyball)
|1768-1838||William Firth (Attorney General of Upper Canada)|
|John Hall (Mayor 1701 & 1719)
Capt. william Hall
|1785-1828||Sarah Herring (nee Harvey)|
|Philip Meadows (Mayor 1734)
Lucy Daniels (nee Tuthill)
|1800-1816||Sarah Elizabeth Tuthill|
|All Saints Westlegate||St. George Tombland||St. Julian||St. Michael at Plea|
|St. Andrew||St. Giles||St. Lawrence||St. Peter Hungate|
|St. Augustine||St. Gregory||St. Margaret||St. Peter Mancroft|
|St. Benedict||St. Helen||St. Martin at Oak||St. Peter Parmentergate|
|St. Clement||St. James Pockthorpe||St. Martin at Palace Plain||St. Saviour|
|St. Edmund Fishergate||St. John de Sepulchre||St. Mary Coslany||St. Simon & St. Jude|
|St. Etheldreda||St. John Maddermarket||St. Mary the Less||St. Stephen|
|St. George Colegate||St. John Timberhill||St. Michael(Miles) Coslany||St. Swithin|