LHS: Kilpeck Church in context: a window on medieval mentalité?

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21/02/2020 19:30 - 19:30

LHS: Kilpeck Church in context: a window on medieval mentalité?

St. Mary's Church Hall
Address: Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

Speaker, Dr John Hunt.

The Parish Church of St Michael and St David at Kilpeck, Herefordshire, was described by Pevsner as “one of the most perfect Norman village churches in England”. In the twelfth century it lay within a developing seigneurial landscape, and the Archenfield, the district within which Kilpeck lay, had only recently been assimilated. Associated with the patronage of Hugh de Kilpeck, a minor baron, the church was completed by 1140.

A celebrated example of the “Herefordshire School of Sculpture”, this lecture will discuss the Church within the context of a distinctive regional school of Romanesque sculpture and its relationship to the culture of lordship.

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