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Norwich, diocese of

Norwich, diocese of. The see, conterminous with Norfolk, was founded in 1094. Herfast (1070–85) moved the East Anglian see of Elmham to Thetford c.1072 to comply with the Council of London, but Herbert Losinga (1091–1119), monk of Fécamp and former abbot of Ramsey, moved it again c.1094 to Norwich, where he established a Benedictine monastic community. It was not until 1914, with the creation of the diocese of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, that Suffolk regained its own see for the first time since the Danish invasions. Norwich cathedral, monastic in origin, begun by Herbert Losinga in 1096, is a fine Norman building, but with 15th-cent. lierne vaulted roofs and spire.

Revd Dr William M. Marshall

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