British church history and architecture explained through photos and illustrations
Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches
History and Architecture
BY DAVID ROSS, EDITOR
An alternative spelling for choir, the place where services are sung. Choirs are commonly in the chancel, at the east end of the church, generally separated from the nave by the chancel arch and possibly a screen.
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The rate stayed the same until 1918
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This Day in British History
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First performance of The Beggar's Opera
The play, with songs by John Gay, is performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre