The Monuments of St. Peter Mancroft

There are many fine wall monuments of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. St Peter Mancroft has always been the largest Norwich parish church and has been particularly well endowed by the rich merchants of central Norwich. Many of then became Mayors of the City.

Follow these links for a full description of the monuments and the people commemorated.

15xx - 1592 Francis Wyndham
1605 - 1682 Sir Thomas Brown (and wife Dorothy)
1759 - 1828 Sir James Edward and Dame Pleasance Smith
1762-1835 Sir John Harrison Yallop
1755 - 1833 John Patteson

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Date Name    
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1720-1751
1696-1761
John & Elizabeth Addey
Samuel & Mary Addey
Mark & Mary Addey
Monument Addey Monument Addey
1747 - 1834
17xx - 1837
John Browne
Anne Browne
monument Browne monument Browne
1767 - 1806 Charles Chapman Monument Chapman Monument Chapman
1693 - 1730 Edward Coleburne monument Coleburn monument Coleburn
1789 - 1850 Thomas Cope Monument Cope Monument Cope
1661-1731
1701 -1732



Augustine Curtis
Augustine Curtis
From a family of monumental masons most of whom are buried in St Simon & St. Jude. See Masons
Monument Curtis Monument Curtis
1709 - 1756 Elizabeth Dersley Monument Dersley Monument Dersley
1660 - 1743 Isaac Fransham Monument Fransham Monument Fransham
1746 - 1810
1752- 1811
1773 - 1797
1780 - 1816
Daniel Ganning
Ann Ganning
Mary Ann Beevor
Elizabeth Scott
Monument Ganning Monument Ganning
1740-1825
1741 - 1832
Lawrence Gibbs
Ann Gibbs
Monument Gibbs Monument Gibbs
1774 - 1836
1780 - 1847






Robert Hawkes
Elizabeth Hawkes
Robert, a warehouseman, was a sheriff in 1819, elected alderman of Mancroft ward in 1818 and became mayor in 1822. He was a shop boy at Caister who married the boss's (William Jermy's) daughter . He lived and served his Mayoralty in 18, Bethel Street - where he died.
Monument Hawkes Monument Hawkes
1780 - 1755 John Hotblack Monument Hotblack Monument Hotblack
1746 - 1806




James Hudson
James was an alderman for the Great Mancroft ward. He was sheriff in 1788 and Mayor in 1794.The monument is of an unusual design - depicting Egyptian overtones.
Monument Hudson Monument Hudson
1780 - 1798
1783 - 1798
1785 - 1803
1779 - 1803
James Hudson
Mary Hudson
Jane Hudson
Anne Hudson
Monument Hudson Monument Hudson
1724 - 1781
1742 - 1827
Thomas Ives
Mary Ives
Monument Ives Monument Ives
16?? - 1722 Johan Mackerell Monument Mackerell Monument Mackerell
1755 - 1838





Edmund Mannings
Founder of a charity for apprentice children- see readable inscription for details. Memorial stone acknowledging his generosity is located in a number of churches
Monument Manning Monument Manning
1706 - 1767
17xx - 17xx
1708 - 1777
1735 - 1763

Edmund Nettleship
Sarah Nettleship
Sarah Nettleship
Elizabeth Nettleship
"Ten Children" - all died in infancy
Monument Nettleship Monument Nettleship
1670 - 1719
1672 - 1704
John Osborn
Elizabeth Osborn
Monument Osborn Monument Osborn
1715 - 1741
17?? - 17??
Mingay Osborne
Amaretta Osborne
Monument Osborne Monument Osborne
1685-1765
1690 - 1770
1724 - 1764
1723 - 1799
1727 - 1774
1729 - 1761
Henry Spark Patteson
His wife Catherine
Their son Henry Spark Patteson
and his wife Martha Patteson
Their son John Patteson
and his wife Mary Patteson
Monument Patteson Monument Patteson
1782 - 1832
1789 - 1873
John Staniforth Patteson
Anne Elizabeth Patteson
Monument Patteson Monument Patteson
1721 - 1804 Reverend John Peele Monument Peele Monument Peele
1725 - 1795



Nathaniel Roe
Nathaniel was a goldsmith who associated his trade with golden honey made by bees which are depicted at the base of his monument
monument Roe monument Roe
1767 - 1834
1764 - 1852
Walter Rye
Alice Rye
monument Rye monument Rye
1704 - 1778
1687 - 1757
1710 - 1765
1712 - 1776
1728 - 1795
1732 - 1820
1767 - 1775
James Smith
Esther Smith
Hannah Withers
Esther Withers
James Smith
Frances Smith
Frances Smith
monument Smith monument Smith
1705 - 1753
1708 - 1732




John Smith
Sarah Smith
and "4 of their children who died in infancy"
Ship owner from Yarmouth. At the base of the monument a shell symbolises his links with the sea
monument Smith monument Smith
1759 - 1836
1735 - 1828
George Stacy
Elizabeth Stacy
monument Stacy monument Stacy
1706 - 1788 Thomas & Barbara Starling Monument Starling Monument Starling
1640-1718
1640 - 1724
1631 - 1725
1672 - 1729
1673 - 1755
1676 - 1722
Thomas Starling
Rebecca Starling
Richard Starling
Richard " a kinsman"
Christopher Starling
Deborah Starling
Monument Starling Monument Starling
16xx-1729
1665 - 1733
1694 - 1725



Thomas Till
Mary Till
Robert Till
There appears to be an error in Thomas's age on this monument - which incicates he was born 15 years after his son!
Monument Till Monument Till
1757 - 1842 Mary Turner Monument Turner Monument Turner
1832 - 1929


Edward Wild
Edward was on the founding board of the Norwich Society
Monument Wild Monument Wild
1771 - 1832 William Woodcocke Monument Woodcocke Monument Woodcocke
Churches managed by NHCT are highlighted in in bold below. Click to visit a church.
All Saints Westlegate St. George Tombland St. Julian St. Michael at Plea
St. Andrew St. Giles St. Lawrence St. Peter Hungate
St. Augustine St. Gregory St. Margaret St. Peter Mancroft
St. Benedict St. Helen St. Martin at Oak St. Peter Parmentergate
St. Clement St. James Pockthorpe St. Martin at Palace Plain St. Saviour
St. Edmund Fishergate St. John de Sepulchre St. Mary Coslany St. Simon & St. Jude
St. Etheldreda St. John Maddermarket St. Mary the Less St. Stephen
St. George Colegate St. John Timberhill St. Michael(Miles) Coslany St. Swithin