Norwich the Old City The Church of St Julian Page 1

St Julians Alley, off King Street, Norwich
Map Ref: City Centre D6

St Julians Church Norwich

This small church stands in a lane just off King Street on the side of the hill that slopes from Ber Street down to the river. Today it can be approached either from the ancient Kings Street or the modern Rouen Road.

Many of our ancient churches have been repaired, modified, or completely rebuilt over the centuries. This church is no exception. During an air raid in 1942, the church was almost totally destroyed.
The building we see today was reconstructed in 1953

Bomb damaged St Julian's
St Julian's 1946. Photo (c) George Plunkett
St Julians - North face
St Julian's - Today

The north side of the church which survived the war almost intact still contains the round Anglo-Saxon windows found during the rebuilding. As much as was possible of the building was saved during the reconstruction. The massive buttresses seen in the photograph (above right) were added to stabilize the north wall.

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Last Updated: 08 November 2004


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