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Fuller Bench-end in Spaxton Church

This well known Sixteenth Century bench-end in the parish church in Spaxton is a reminder of the source of wealth which enabled our ancestors to build the fine churches of Somerset. It shows a fuller in his workshop at work with a two-handled mallet on a piece of cloth surrounded by other tools of his trade. There are shears, a knife, a weaver's comb and a three-pronged instrument which is a teasel holder. At the very top of the carving is a weaver's beam from which a length of cloth is unwinding.

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