Wooden Screen - St Peter - Peter Tavy, Devon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 34.844 W 004° 06.082
30U E 422024 N 5603780
Quick Description: Carved oak panels in St Peter's church, Peter Tavy, possibly of Tudor origin.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/21/2020 7:45:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM12NBG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
These carved oak panels which are said to have originally served as pew ends (possibly for the Drake or Cole families) sometime in the Tudor period.

At some time they were removed from the pews and made into this screen which stood in front of the tower. You can see there is a keyhole and door for the screen. The various carvings are of some profile heads, amongst other mysterious figures, including a dolphin, a Green Man, cherubs, mermaids and a host of other weird beasts, including what looks like a pixie. This is in keeping with Dartmoor folklore - the sort of things that one would about the place.

Although the screen panels are believed to date from the Tudor period, the actual frame may be far older. The type of joint used in the frame corners are of a style used in the late saxon period.
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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