A foggy blog: three hours, two legs and nearly 40 churches (Part D)

Walking up back to where Pottergate meets Bedford Street, turn left at the Birdcage and just after the Belgian Monk pub you will meet St John Maddermarket with its archway to the left. 


Turn left at the foot of St John Maddermarket towards Charing Cross. Go straight over the road and continue north along Duke Street. Turn left along the ancient route of Colegate. St Michael Coslany, now the Inspire Discovery Centre, is in front of you. 


Walking out to Oak Street, turn right past the tower and continue to St Mary’s Plain. Turn right here and you will come across my favourite Norwich church, St Mary Coslany. 


Turn left on rejoining Duke Street and then follow the roundabout to the left. Take the pedestrian entrance to the end of St Martin’s Lane to walk up to St Martin at Oak, which lost it’s tower during the last century (see some of George Plunkett’s photographs). 


Retrace your steps to the roundabout, cross over St Crispin’s Road and follow Pitt Street north. St Augustine is outside the inner ring road but part of its parish was within. The ancient walls did not follow exactly the same route as the modern road. The church is on your left. 


Again retrace your steps and walk south, crossing back to Duke Street (there is an underpass). Take the first left, Muspole Street and discover St George Colegate.

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