Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Chancel of Coates


Coates by Stow, Lincolnshire, originally uploaded by Vitrearum.

A response to the enquiry by Canon Tallis about the seating of the chancel at Coates. As you can see there is nothing to suggest the medieval seating arrangements here. The back of the screen is traceried and there is no evidence of returned stalls facing east. Even the floor appears to be fairly new, rather different than that in the nave!

2 comments:

Canon Tallis said...

How easy it would be to do a bit of reconstruction and add returned stalls against the screen. This is a real treasure and i envy your celebrating there.

Allan Barton said...

It would be a fairly easy matter. I'm very much looking forward to celebrating here and I am already plotting the possibility of celebrating a Sarum mass here at some point in the future.