Pulpit - St Peter - Barrowden, Rutland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 35.317 W 000° 36.383
30U E 662146 N 5829199
Quick Description: A 17th century pulpit in St Peter's church, Barrowden.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/29/2020 12:41:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM13203
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
A 17th century pulpit in St Peter's church, Barrowden. Located to the left of the chancel arch, it is dated 1605, and displays the initials of the then rector., Richard Johnson (1602–38). It has a tall decorated back panel showing a 'vase' and floral pattern.

It would appear from the church history site (visit link) that the pulpit would have originally been a much grander 3-tier construction, the top one for the Rector to preach from, with a sounding board above, the one below for readings from the bible and recommended books which were chained to it, and the bottom one was a seat for the Clerk, who led the people in their responses during services. This was removed to Harringworth (Northants) in 1875.

Three round-headed panels have been re-used as a stand or receptacle for two early printed books (Erasmus' 'Paraphrase upon the Gospels' (1522), and 'The Newes out of Heaven' and eleven other treatises, printed in 1561), which formerly were chained to the desk.
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1605

Relevant website: [Web Link]

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

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