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Norfolk Churches by H Munro Cautley. Seminal work, the first proper survey of all the medieval Norfolk churches, conducted by architect Munro Cautley in the years immediately after the war. A gazeteer follows the splendid subject introductions, and there are hundreds of black and white photographs. A beautiful book, long out of print but easily available. See this book on amazon.co.uk.


Shell Guide to Norfolk by Wilhemine Harrod and CLS Linnell. Pleasingly old-fashioned gazeteer with illustrations, covering the county parish by parish. Goes in and out of print. See this book on amazon.co.uk.


The Old Churches of Norwich by Noel Spencer and Arnold Kent. Satisfying illustrated guide to the medieval churches of central Norwich, including what they are used for now. In print, 16.95 new on amazon.co.uk.


Norfolk Church Dedications by CLS Linnell. Good subject introduction and exhaustive listings by dedication. Out of print. See this book on amazon.co.uk

A Popular Guide to Norfolk Place Names by James Rye. Efficient little book with the original meanings of Norfolk parish names. In print, 4.95 on amazon.co.uk

Norfolk and Suffolk by MR James. An enjoyable account of MR James tour of the two counties in the 1930s, including detailed descriptions of screens, fonts, etc. In print, 20 on amazon.co.uk

The King's England: Norfolk by Arthur Mee. Barmy Arthur's books are always good for a laugh, and this is no exception. At this distance, Mee's flowery evocation of a lost England (did it ever exist?) can be moving as much as mawkish. Out of print, but easily and cheaply available. See this book on amazon.co.uk

 

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