Monuments of St George Colegate

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.

Monuments in St George Colegate

John Crome monument

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.

Date Name Link
1768-1821 John Crome link
1480-1530 Robert Jannys (Mayor 1517 & 1524) link
1749-1810 John Herring (Sheriff 1786 Mayor 1799) link

To view the memorials of other notables commemorated here click the . For a more readable view of the inscription click the

Monyments in St George Colegate

Date Name    
1680-1764
1683-1716
Timothy Balderston (Mayor 1736 & 1751)
Ann Balderston
monument Balderston monument Balderston
1684-1730 Thomas Blondel monument Blondel monument Blondel
1673-1744
1682-1749
Joannis Calvert
Mary Calvert
monument Calvert monument Calvert
1784-1846
Mary Dashwood monument Dashwood monument Dashwood
1698-1767
1706-1765
John Dyball
Martha Dyball
monument Dyball monument Dyball
1702-1779
1720-1794
Benjamin Dyball
Sarah Denny (nee Dyball)
monument Dyball monument Dyball
1768-1838 William Firth (Attorney General of Upper Canada) Firth monument Firth monument
1596-1669 William Greene Greene monument Greene monument
1652-1729
1652-1722
1680-1715
1686-1721
1694-1738
John Hall (Mayor 1701 & 1719)
Margaret Hall
Thomas Hall
Capt. william Hall
Jeremiah Hall
Hall monument Hall monument
1746-1809
1742-1818
Joseph Hammont
Henrietta Hammont
memorial Hammont memorial Hammont
1785-1828 Sarah Herring (nee Harvey) Herring monument Herring monument
????-1772 Joannis Howard Howard memorial Howard memorial
1662-1732
1659-1748
John Lougher
Mary Lougher
Lougher monument Lougher monument
1706-1729 Mary Lubbock Lubbock memorial Lubbock memorial
1754-1838 Edward Manning memorial Manning memorial manning
1679-1752
1691-1765
1720-1783
Philip Meadows (Mayor 1734)
Margaret Meadows
Philip Meadows
Meadows memorial Meadows memorial
1733-1834
1809-1835
????-1834
Maria Minty
Edward Minty
Eleanor Smith
Minty monument Minty monument
1648-1722
1652-1724
Thomas Pindar
Mary Pindar
Pindar memorial  Pindar memorial
1720-1762
1718-1781
Richard Taylor
Margaret Taylor
Taylor monument Taylor monument
1738-1804
1743-1818
1776-1820
John Tuthill
Rachel Tuthill
Lucy Daniels (nee Tuthill)
Tuthill monument Tuthill monument
1766-1834 Sarah Tuthill Tuthill monument Tuthill monument
1800-1816 Sarah Elizabeth Tuthill Tuthill monument Tuthill monument
1767-1841 John Tuthill Tuthill monument Tuthill monument
Strip of angles at base of monuments
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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