Mantlepiece – Obituary (unnamed newspaper, 1957); ca 1945

In an obituary for Violet Pinwill, it states ‘years ago she and her sister [sic] carved the magnificent rood screen for Mary Tavy Church and over 50 years later she carved an oak mantlepiece for the new Mary Tavy Rectory’. This implies a date of around 1945, which happens to be when the old rectory was sold (PWDRO 307/1349) and presumably a new one was built.


Obituary of Violet Pinwill (1957) in unnamed newspaper held at Plymouth Central Library.

PWDRO 307/1349 Sale Particulars. Mary Tavy Rectory.