box pew


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box pew

A church pew screened or enclosed by a high back and sides.
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George Washington worshipped at St Peter's (Sunday services 9am and 11am), which still looks much the same today thanks to the high-backed box pews and Rococo organ case.
He said: "It still needs plastering in the nave, flagstone floors throughout, doors and windows - to be made by our own joiners when they get a moment - and Georgian box pews installing, when we find some.
A jolly interval ''party'' gave respite from bony box pews, a chance for seasonal treats and meeting up with friends.
A few ancient gravestones and a church out of Alice in Wonderland, with uneven floors, jumbled box pews, amazing stained glass windows, an interior not much bigger than a front room and centuries of history.
He was appalled, and rightly so, that over the years the little retreat had been filled with cheap box pews and decorated in limewash, the paint used in milking parlours.
The small medieval building retains many ancient features, including extensive 15th-century wall paintings, a 17th-century figure of death, old beams, box pews, pulpit and a minstrels' gallery.
This gallery, with its soaring pillars, its fine arches, its elegant railing and its tiered box pews, is one of the most beautiful parts of this fascinating round building.