The Monument of Martinus Van Kurnbeck and his wife Joan

Kurnbeck Monument

There are fine examples of monuments in St Mary Coslany covering every century from the 16th through to the nineteenth

The best known is to Martinus Van Kurnbeck and his wife Joan. Unfortunately nothing is known of the couple, although it is assumed they were part of the "Stranger" community, who were so important to the Norwich sixteenth century economy (see Jacques de Hem). The monument has been attributed to a Norwich Workshop which operated 1570 - 1635 - other examples include the Johnson Monument (1611) in St Etheldreda.

Hyrne and Kurnbeck monument