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St Luke's Church Centre, Norwich
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Church Centre, Norwich
The Aylsham Road is the long, straight, slightly climbing route out of the centre of Norwich towards the north coast. Busy at any time of the day, I always find it a pleasure to cycle into the city along its broad length, overtaking the cars, although it is rather rather less enjoyable to cycle out again this way. About half a mile beyond the inner ring road, in what is technically New Catton, once stood the imposing red brick church of St Luke, built to the designs of the Blomfields in the years immediately before the First World War. It had the castellated galilee porch familiar from AJ Lacey's churches for the city of the previous decade; the west window above was a rather less successful triple lancet. George Plunkett photographed it one day in 1962.
Simon Knott, July 2009
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