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Early Photo of Interior of St Mary's Church, Hornsey c1880

Whilst I cannot give the exact date of this photo, I am certain that it was taken before 1883.

I have seen drawings of the church interior before. But this is the first photo I have seen.

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Comment by Richard Woods on December 11, 2020 at 15:19

Are those chair down the centre? And if so how did anyone get to them? They also seem lower than the pews on either side.

Comment by Agabus on January 30, 2021 at 19:23

They are 'box' or rented pews only for the use of wealthy parishoners - the rest would be a free for all for everyone else. 

Comment by Richard Woods on January 31, 2021 at 13:36

The box pews are to the side - the aisle seems rammed with chairs - how does anyone get in or move around? 

Comment by Hugh on January 31, 2021 at 14:14

Richard, it looks to me like there’s a narrow passage way  to the left of the chairs. But it does look very crowded. One assumed that it was a popular church or had been set up for a particularly well attended event. 

Comment by Richard Woods on January 31, 2021 at 14:55

Seated one day at the gutter, I was... etc etc...

Comment by StephenBln on January 31, 2021 at 15:23

Perhaps those low down seats are for those living off the parish funds/workhouse..? In order for them 'to be looked down upon'..

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