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St George Tombland

Norwich,

Conveniently close to the cathedral, St George's is an attractive blend of styles: Perpendicular at heart, with 17th- and 18th-century work evident in the brick clerestory and the topmost part of the tower. A Victorian restoration spared fine older furnishings inside, such as the 18th-century pulpit and dark wooden reredos, and also installed some earlier Flemish stained glass. Other glass in the church includes an Arts and Crafts window from the 1930s, and two small but lovely 15th-century roundels. The extravagant, heavily pillared 17th-century font cover is topped by a gilded Victorian figure of St George on horseback, with the dragon literally snapping at his heels. A colourful 17th-century monument near the organ commemorates Alderman Anguish and his family, and another of 1609 remembers John and Olive Symonds, who left a generous bequest to the poor of the parish 'to continue for ever', of two shillings a week. Open most mornings.

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