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long bench with backs


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All the box pews were removed in the 19th century, and the trees themselves eventually caught the dread Dutch elm disease and had to be removed.
Falling burnt timbers and plasterwork smashed many of the box pews.
Many of America's founding fathers worshipped in the box pews, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, whose influence is everywhere in the city.
Mr Jones said: "He kept the old layout which meant farmers and their families sat snugly in the box pews while their servants crouched on backless benches, the men on one side and the women and children on the other.
He was appalled, and rightly so, that over the years the little retreat had been filled with cheap box pews and decorated in limewash, the paint used in milking parlours.
He had removed the box pews, nearly all of which would have been booked by parishioners for an annual fee; for this operation he would have required diocesan permission from Bristol, the application being judged upon whether the new seating arrangements would yield a greater proportion of free seats.
He said: "It still needs plastering in the nave, flagstone floors throughout, doors and windows - to be made by our own joiners when they get a moment - and Georgian box pews installing, when we find some.
A jolly interval ''party'' gave respite from bony box pews, a chance for seasonal treats and meeting up with friends.