North Bovey, Devon
In the Church of St. John the Baptist, there is a roof boss of the Tinners' Hares (or Three Rabbits) which possibly dates to the 13th Century and there is a modern embroidered kneeler with the pattern. The leaflet guide to the Church says the pattern was an emblem of the tin-miners of the 14th Century and is also found at Widecombe and other Devon churches and is thought by some to refer to the Trinity. The symbol is used by a number of local firms as a logo - though I didn't see any on my visit. Thanks to Harry James, Churchwarden, for his letter of 25 Apr 1997, his drawing of the pattern and a copy of the guide.
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