The Trigge Library



Climb the narrow spiral stair to a room over the south porch. In early times it was lived in by a priest - and has a fireplace!

Then, in 1598, Francis Trigge gave about 240 books for the people of Grantham, housed in this room.
They covered many subjects: theology, sermons, history of the church, medicine, law, animals and classical texts.

Books were so valuable that they were chained and were read in the library.

We still have 218 of the books given by Francis Trigge.

All are printed and most are in Latin. 80 books still have their chains: these were hand-forged in Grantham.

Reconstruction of Elizabethan gentleman visiting the Trigge Library.

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