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II.30 - The 1297 Visitation of Chiswick Church by the Authorities of St Paul’s Cathedral

from Thirteenth Century

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2024

Edited with Introduction and Notes by
Carolinne White
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
Catherine Conybeare
Affiliation:
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
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This short text is an example of a visitation, where the Church authorities visit a church and make a report about the state of the material furnishings or.more commonly in later accounts, the behaviour of the clergy and laity. These reports provide fascinating details about the objects to be found in churches, the physical state of the buildings, and about the morality or lack of it of individuals in each parish. Here it is the church furnishings, books, candlesticks and textiles which are commented on.

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Print publication year: 2024

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