- 406 pages
- Churchwardens Accounts of Pittington and Other Parishes in the Diocese of Durham
- J Barmby
- 27 February 2018 J Barmby
Excerpt From Churchwardens Accounts Of Pittington And Other Parishes In The Diocese Of Durham From A D 1580 To 1700The Light Thus Thrown On The Origin And Progress Of The System Of Appropriated Pews Is Of Peculiar Interest At The Present Day, Now That The Principle Of Free And Open Churches Is Being So Laudably Contended For In Many Quarters It Seems Un Doubted That, By The Common Law, The Naves Of Our Parish Churches Are Free To All Parishioners, And That All Have An Equal Right To Accommodation There, Subject, However, To The Power Of The Churchwardens, As Officers Of The Ordinary, To Assign Them Places But, On The Other Hand, A Sort Of Recognised Property In Pews Appears To Be Of Such Old Standing, And So Confirmed In Past Times By The Courts Ecclesiastical, That It Is Not Surprising That Many Of Those Who Have Had Their Own Exclusively Appro Priated Pews Have Been Found Slow To Acquiesce In A Return To The Ancient And Better Way.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.