Baptism Font - St Peter - Stonesby, Leicestershire
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N 52° 48.840 W 000° 46.839
30U E 649570 N 5853887
Baptism font in St Peter's church, Stonesby.
Waymark Code: WM10EF4
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/23/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Baptism font in St Peter's church, Stonesby.

"This subject exhibits plain indications, in some of its ornaments, of the change in progress, at the time of its construction, from the Norman to the Early English style. An arcade of Norman intersecting arches, ornamented with the square billet moulding, surrounds the octagonal bowl, the spaces between the shafts being filled with trefoil ornaments of Early English character. The shaft also is octagonal, having small circular ones cut in the angles, and on the sides a kind of quatrefoil. Its position is the centre of the nave, opposite the south door.

The dimensions are :—
Height 2ft. 8in.
Depth of bowl outside . . 1ft. 4 in.
Diameter across the top . . 2ft. 6in.
Depth of interior . . . 1ft. Oin.
Diameter of interior . . . 1ft. lOin."

SOURCE - Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts - Paley, F A
Published by John Van Voorst (1844)
Approximate Age of Artefact: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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