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York Minster Nave – without Seating

York Minster Nave – without Seating
Chairs for church
Image by York Minster
York Minster’s Nave has been cleared to give visitors a glimpse of how the cathedral would have looked during medieval times. The Nave will remain empty of its 800 chairs until the 18th February, revealing a space big enough for three tennis courts (approx 80m x 30m), showing how spacious it would have appeared when it was originally built. Constructed in the Decorated style, building began in 1280 and it took 70 years to replace the Norman nave of Thomas of Bayeux. In medieval times it was used for a range of purposes including markets, and in the 1500’s there were even complaints about boys playing football there.

Pews, Benches and Chairs: Church Seating in English Parish Churches from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Pews, Benches and Chairs: Church Seating in English Parish Churches from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

List Price: $ 126.37

Price: $ 126.37

Is there a rule of thumb when determining max seating capacity in a church setting where there are chairs?

Question by Bryan P: Is there a rule of thumb when determining max seating capacity in a church setting where there are chairs?
I am have a church moving into a 3000 sqft facility and I am trying to determine how many seats can fit into that space.
Do we have any fire marshalls out there who can give me a general rule of thumb?

Best answer:

Answer by Blunt Honesty
Contact your local fire marshall to help you establish maximum occupancy.

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