Baptism Font - St Michael & All Angels' church - Whitwell, Rutland
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N 52° 40.148 W 000° 38.136
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Baptism font in St Michael & All Angels' church, Whitwell.
Waymark Code: WM10HGQ
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 05/10/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Baptism font in St Michael & All Angels' church, Whitwell.

"The bowl of the late 12th-century font was originally square, the sides ornamented with rudely incised patterns (crosses, arches, etc.), but the angles have been cut away, reducing the bowl to an irregular octagon. It stands on a modern circular stem and base and has a flat 17th-century cover."

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"A church has existed here since the Domesday Survey (1086) - the evidence of a Saxon origin for the present building.

The nave probably represents an aisle-less 12th century church and around the middle of the 13th century the south wall was pierced by an arcade of three bays, and an aisle added on that side. The bell-cote is also of this period and the chancel may have been rebuilt on its present plan at this time.

It was considerably altered in the 14th century, when new windows were inserted and a new roof erected. New windows were also made in the aisle, and the north wall of the nave was heightened and provided with new windows, doorway and buttresses.

There was a general restoration of the church in 1881, and in 1930 the chapel of Our Lady at the east end of the aisle was restored to its proper use."

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