Clepper (or Clappe)

Clepper (Or Clappe)

was a wooden rattle, anciently used to summon the faithful to church on the three last days of Holv Week, when it was customary for the church bells to remain silent. Anthony h Wood, in his MS. Notes on the Oxfordshire Churches, mentions one that in his day remained at Theme, in that county, of which, however, no trace can be now discovered.

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