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Fragment of an oak cornice

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From South Leith Church

Fragment of an oak cornice
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This is a fragment of an oak cornice from a pew in South Leith Church. It is dated 1656. Such pieces of carved woodwork were supplied for fitting up in post-Reformation churches by the wealthier members of the congregation.

Cut in relief on the fragment is 'For The Craig End' and the date 1656. The inscription, which may be incomplete as it survives, probably commemorates a local family.

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