Mancroft in Details is a free lecture series taking place on the second Tuesday of every month over the summer. Subjects generally relate to the church building and local history and people associated with it. Talks are at 7pm in the church and drinks are available.
This years series of talks begins on Tuesday the 9th of May when we are delighted to welcome Lesley Milner as our speaker for ‘The treasure house of the church of St Peter Mancroft’. Lesley writes:
The Church of St Peter Mancroft Norwich is of special interest in the light of its impressive fifteenth century treasure house containing the sacristy and treasure rooms of the church. The intentions of this paper is to bring to academic attention this building whose design reflected the interests of both the church and the laity.
The building’s architectural style proclaims that, although physically connected to the church it has its own identity and purpose. An early sixteenth century inventory makes clear that it was within its walls that the many ecclesiastical treasures belonging to the church were conserved.
This paper will examine the location, style and furnishings of the building, comparing them with those buildings in England and abroad whose function of ecclesiastical treasure house has been reliably attested.