Last edited 30 Aug 2021


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Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary (second edition) was published by Yale University Press in 2018.

It defines a pew as: ‘Loosely, seating for the laity outside the chancel; strictly, an enclosed seat. A box pew is enclosed by a high wooden back and ends, the latter having doors. A churchwarden’s pew is an especially tall or elaborate pew for use by the churchwarden, usually placed at the end of a church.'

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