Baptism Font - St Bartholomew - Sproxton, Leicestershire
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N 52° 48.901 W 000° 43.834
30U E 652942 N 5854105
Medieval octagonal font in St Bartholomew's church, Sproxton.
Waymark Code: WM10BDG
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/07/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Medieval octagonal font in St Bartholomew's church, Sproxton.

"The fine 15th century octagonal font has an elaborate bowl carved with a sunken quatrefoil on each of its eight sides. It has an embattled top with incised crosses 'pommees' in the embrasures. On the underside of the bowl, at the corners and below the quatrefoils, are carved heads and leaf designs. The stem is carved with blind tracery and it sits upon a spurred base. The font in St john the Baptist's church at nearby Buckminster is of almost identical detail, but the Buckminster font differs in being, most unusually, six sided."

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