Parish Chest - All Hallows - Seaton, Rutland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 34.500 W 000° 40.000
30U E 658112 N 5827551
Quick Description: An oak chest in the porch of All Hallows church, Seaton.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/5/2020 12:57:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM1331P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
An oak chest in the porch of All Hallows church, Seaton.

This is an early type of parish chest, a simple dug-out chunk of oak! It may be the oldest design type of all, as no joinery is required. Chests constructed in this way are very heavy, and take a long time to make. There are a few surviving examples that may indicate that chests were still being made this way in the early Middle Ages and possibly even into the seventeenth century.

Few examples of this type of chest survive. It is unadorned, as the heavy, legless design seems unsuitable for carving or other decoration.
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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