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box pew

A church pew screened or enclosed by a high back and sides.
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The 300-year-old box pews provide cosy individual beds where guests sleep.
With its oldest stones dating back to the Norman Conquest and its Georgian box pews looking like centuries-old fixtures, St Helen's Church could have been standing in the same spot since time immemorial.
With its oldest stones dating back to the Norman Conquest and its Georgian box pews looking like centuries-old fixtures, you would have sworn it had been rooted on this spot since time immemorial.
The skyline Wren created for London after the Great Fire, with all his elaborate towers and steeples surrounding the great dome of St Paul's, was often admired by foreigners, but fewer visitors seem to have sought out the interiors of those cleverly and variedly planned churches, with their carved reredoses, ornate pulpits and high box pews, as most were hidden away off the main thoroughfares in the City.
An Elizabethan Christmas Ex Cathedra Consort at Birmingham Town Hall FROM the Wednesday to the Saturday before Christmas, Ex Cathedra will be cosying the box pews of St Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter for their much-loved presentation of Christmas Music by Candlelight.
Midhopestones, near Sheffield, a chapel of ease rebuilt in 1703 has a good example of early box pews, some of which have the occupants' names on them.
Many of America's founding fathers worshipped in the box pews, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, whose influence is everywhere in the city.
The interior is Regency with seven box pews dominated by a three-decker pulpit, its tester crammed against the ceiling.
Mr Jones said: "He kept the old layout which meant farmers and their families sat snugly in the box pews while their servants crouched on backless benches, the men on one side and the women and children on the other.
He had removed the box pews, nearly all of which would have been booked by parishioners for an annual fee; for this operation he would have required diocesan permission from Bristol, the application being judged upon whether the new seating arrangements would yield a greater proportion of free seats.
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.