Parish Chest - St Mary - Bexwell, Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 36.240 E 000° 24.450
31U E 324444 N 5831376
Quick Description: Parish chest in St Mary's church, Bexwell.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/21/2020 12:55:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM12VPY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The parish chest at the west end of St Mary's church, Bexwell, dates from the 17th century. At one time it held the registers and other parish papers. It is made of oak and bound with iron bands, and has the three locks typical of church chests, each with a separate key held by a different person.

In an era when written documents were rare and very valuable, chests were often used to store important papers for local inhabitants, not just church records.
Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Approximate age of artefact (Year): Not listed

Relevant website: Not listed

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