Temporary ACC 2013/188 - Additional records of the ecclesisatical parish of St Mark, Lakenham

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ACC 2013/188


Additional records of the ecclesisatical parish of St Mark, Lakenham


  • 1910-1944 (Creation)

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24 plans

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The parish of New Lakenham was formed on 20 August 1844 out of the united parishes of Lakenham and Trowse. The church of St Mark (situated on Hall Road, Lakenham, Norwich) was consecrated on 24 September 1844. St Mark's subsequently became part of the Lakenham Group, with St Alban's, Lakenham.

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The Temple Moore plans were given to the church by Moore's family after his death.

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Comprises architectural drawings and plans of St Mark's church, Lakenham, including:
sketches on tracing paper by Temple Moore (1856-1920) architect of London for the new rood screen, showing the annunciation, the flight to Egypt, the Last Supper and Pentecost (all in colour except the latter), c 1912
proposed reseating arrangement and new fittings by Temple Moore (2 copies), 1910
plan of St Mark's church, 1910
details of altar table rood loft front panels, rood loft parapets, altar, footpace and shelf, nd and 1912
elevation of war memorial screen by Temple Moore and Moore of London, nd [c 1920]
St Mark's Lakenham proposed improvements, 1943
plan and elevation of the chancel, 1944
St Mark's Lakenham centenary scheme, plans, elevations and sections (2 coloured diazo copies), 1944
plans showing new position of reredos (2 coloured diazo copies), 1944
revised plan, elevation and section of vestry (2 coloured diazo copies), 1944

The rood loft and screen was installed in 1910 to the designs of George Bodley (who had died three years earlier) and was painted in 1913 to the designs of the architect and artist Temple Moore. The south chapel is a memorial to soldiers killed in the First World War. An indendiary bomb in the churchyard during the Norwich Blitz damaged the windows at the east end of the church and the reredos.

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Not to be produced in the searchroom: may be produced for consultation in conservation studio (with advance notice). Many plans are torn and are at risk of further tearing. Some are brittle tracings. Some tracings have been attached to backing with glue.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 10/10/2016 by Droip. Modified 13/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins.


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