The "Monumental Masons"

There is little known about the early masons, however, an examination of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century monuments suggests some may have been produced by the same workshop based in Norwich e.g monuments to Jaques de Hem and Martin van Kurnbeck . There is further suggestion that over the latter century a school of monumental sculptors developed in Norwich itself.

group of 3 cherub headsIn the eighteenth century "The Norwich School" emerged. A skilled group of craftsmen who produced high quality work which they signed. They tended to follow national trends with Pvesner believing that two of them i.e Robert Singleton and Robert Page "were every bit as accomplished as the London masters" The major members of the school were : Robert Page, Thomas Rawlins, John Ivory and Robert Singleton.

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Robert Page
,Thomas Rawlins, John Ivory Robert Singleton

Additionally we have some fine examples of monuments produced by national masters.

strip of 3 classical monuments

Of the early monuments Finch surmises that the quality of the work and the wealth of the subject suggests London based masons may be responsible e.g the Layer and Pettus monuments. Whilst we also have examples of monuments produced by acknowledged national master craftsmen including carvings by : Nicholas Stone, John Bacon (the younger) Peter Scheemakers

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Nicholas Stone, John Bacon (junior, Peter Scheemakers

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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