26 DECEMBER 1931, Page 17

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,--Mr. G. S. Hewins

asks in your last issue for particulars of Anglican churches having stone altars. I am able to supply him with particulars of one.

The church of Coates, a small hamlet near Stow, which is

about nine miles north of Lincoln, has such an altar amongst a number of other very unusual features. This altar is believed to be the original Norman one and has four crosses carved upon the front of it instead of the customary three.—I am,

Sir, &c., G. H. N. PErrrr. 16 Malvern Road, Romford, Essex.