The Jacobean Pews

The box pews are Jacobean, dating from the early 17th century. Some of the carved bobbin ends have holes for rush lights. In the 19th century people paid rent for their regular pew, but free pews were available for the poor at the sides and in the galleries, which existed at that time all around the walls. Some pews still have the brass nameplates on them. Before the pews were installed people stood throughout the services.

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