Redisplaying the Houfe Memorial Chairs

Houfe chair detail with birds

In a damp cupboard in a little old North Yorkshire church, sat two dusty chairs…   In 2015 we received a letter expressing deep concern about the whereabouts of a pair of chairs which had been donated by an ancestor of the letter writer. She had been to Allerton Mauleverer church and not seen the […]

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CCT Chattels project for the North

Georgina (left) and Laura (right) measuring and recording a disused sign for Holy Trinity, Goodramgate.

Cataloguing and describing all artefacts, furnishings and fittings in a historic church is no quick job! Many churches are hundreds of years old and have gathered monuments, donations of books and all kinds of things, from candlesticks to old tablecloths throughout the centuries. Trying to pin point a creator, date of creation or even vague […]

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