A Gazetteer of Ancient Bench Ends in Cornwall's Parish Churches
(Todd Gray) £10.00 p&p £2.85
( ISBN 9781903356692)
This Gazetteer provides a brief description of each of the 81 parish churches that retain ancient bench ends. (pre Georgian period).
It gives an introduction by the author which sets the collection into context and each entry is a physical description and most have some historical background. It is designed for the use church officers, professionals working on churches and the many lay people interested in Cornwall's history and churches.
It is part of a much bigger South West study funded by the Pilgrim Trust and administered through the University of Exeter. The publication has been made possible by a grant from the Carew Pole Charitable Trust.
Todd Gray is to publish further county gazetteers for the remaining counties in the South West and a more illustrated county publication for Cornwall similar to his existing beautiful book Devon's Ancient Bench Ends which has been so popular.