Church donation box - St Helen - Colne, Cambridgeshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 21.914 E 000° 00.821
31U E 296684 N 5805860
Quick Description: A donation box for 'Church Expenses' in the church of St Helen, Colne.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/6/2020 12:52:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM1336Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
A donation box for 'Church Expenses' in the church of St Helen, Colne.

Alms boxes have been placed in churches for charitable donations since the middle ages. Later, sometimes in addition to, they were replaced by donation boxes for church expenses. Most surviving poor boxes date from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, although this example is probably 19th century, in a baroque revival style. Elaborately carved with vine leaves and grapes.

There is a slot in the lid for coins, and a keyhole on the front.
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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