Rachel Sycamore, a local cabinetmaker, is aiming to compile a gazetteer of church chests throughout the two counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

The thesis will be focusing on those which are Medieval, like the 13th chest at Cradley. By asking for people’s help in spotting chests, I am hoping to cut down the amount of visits to churches – there are a lot in the two counties!

Does your church have an old chest? If so, let her know! Her email is ‘rachel@sycamore-restoration.co.uk’

A magnificent medieval church chest at Cradley
Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust