ST. PETER MANCROFT

Norwich, Norfolk

St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk

Often thought of as the “town church” in Norwich, St Peter Mancroft dates to the period after the Black Death when the towns of England were rapidly expanding in importance. Work was begun in 1430 and it took a further 25 years to finish, sitting the church firmly in the perpendicular style of architecture. It is a solidly built piece of town pomp and certainly dominates the area, despite being overlorded by the Castle and Cathedral across the other side of the main road (the “Main Croft” – i.e. Mancroft).

St Peter Mancroft was rather clumsily renovated in the Victorian period by Diocesan architect Richard Phipson in the 1860s and then by the additions to the tower in 1881, including the “spirelet”. Despite this the interior has remained in very good condition and it is famed for its medieval stained glass which is today the chief glory of this church.

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