This previously unidentified study shows St Nicholas’ Church in Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast. Founded in 1101, the church suffered huge damage during a German air raid in the Second World War.1 As a result, the tapering masonry spire depicted here no longer stands. Surrounding Turner’s detailed study are small jottings of Gothic architectural details: arches, portals, tracery, mouldings, and a small rose window. At top right there is also a sketch of buildings and houses at Yarmouth.
The church is shown again on the folio opposite (Tate D18190; Turner Bequest CCIX 18).
‘Great Yarmouth: St Nicholas’ Church’, Norfolk Heritage Explorer, accessed 7 January 2015, http://www
.heritage .norfolk .gov .uk /record -details ?TNF434 -Great -Yarmouth -St -Nicholas'-Church-(Urban-Summary)