Bench Ends - St Nonna - Altarnun, Cornwall
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 36.277 W 004° 30.779
30U E 392937 N 5606950
Quick Description: Early 16th century carved wooden bench ends in St Nonna's church, Altarnun.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/21/2020 2:31:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM12NAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
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Long Description:
Early 16th century carved wooden bench ends in St Nonna's church, Altarnun. They were carved in oak by Robart Daye between 1510 and 1530 (Pevsner attributes them to 1524 or later). His signature is on the bench end next to the font. There are 79 of them in total, and the images cover all aspects of life, religious and secular. The secular images give an insight into life in the early 16th century. Jesters and musicians (including a Cornish piper and fiddler) were part of Robart Daye’s world.

One of the damaged pew ends was repaired to its former glory by the late local master joiner Douglas Edwards in the 1980's.
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1510

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Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

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