Our work with NORWICH cathedral
Norwich Cathedral is a magnificent structure that has been around for centuries. It is one of the most important examples of Norman architecture in England, and it has undergone many restorations and damage repairs over its many years standing. Hanbeck Natural Stone is proud to say that they were able to take part in one of those repairs. The new limestone was carefully matched to the original, and the repair work was carried out using traditional methods.
We are honoured to have been chosen to supply the stone for Norwich Cathedral’s new Hostry.
The new Hostry stands in the space where the original Hostry was built, and its main purpose is to allow people to come together as a community.
The Cathedral’s history will be prominently featured, and visitors will be warmly welcomed in the Benedictine spirit of hospitality.
We are proud to have supplied the Lincolnshire Limestone that will help to make the Cathedral’s new space a reality.
The Hostry is a multi-purpose space that was completed in 2009 after an 11 year building project – the largest at the Cathedral for 900 years.
Partially funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Hostry is used for exhibitions, educational programmes, and community events.
The Bowerbank Room is perfect for school groups, while the Weston Room can accommodate up to 150 people for a variety of functions.
The Exhibition Space is an open plan area that is used for visiting exhibitions within the hostry, and The Song School is the rehearsal space for the Cathedral Choirs, though it is also used for individual music lessons and small recitals.
With its modern facilities and rich history, the Hostry is a welcome addition to Norwich Cathedral for the community.