St Botolph

St Botolph was a 7th-century East Anglian saint, traditionally associated with the pre-Conquest monastic community at Icanho (probably Iken near Snape in Suffolk). Like Botolph churches elsewhere in northern Europe, the four London churches dedicated to the saint were located next to gateways in the city wall, at boundaries where merchant paid tolls. The position of the lost church of St Botolph in Norwich therefore is intriguing.

Site of St Botolph's church, Millard & Manning 1830

Site of St Botolph’s, detail from Millard and Manning’s map of Norwich (1830)

 

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