St John the Baptist's Church, Mathon (The Parish Chest)

Recent Photograph of St John the Baptist's Church (The Parish Chest) (Mathon)

According to the guide leaflet this substantial looking chest was carved out of a complete tree trunk. It would have been used for storing church funds, valuables, the parish registers, of course and vestments.

There is a date on the lid of 1698

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 18th October 2007.
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