Baptism Font - All Hallows - Seaton, Rutland
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N 52° 34.473 W 000° 40.037
30U E 658072 N 5827500
A late 19th century font in All Hallows' church, Seaton.
Waymark Code: WM11K62
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/05/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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A late 19th century font in All Hallows' church, Seaton.

"All Hallows consists of a large west tower & spire, nave, north & south aisles and chancel. The south doorway has some Norman features with a moulded arch, two orders of shafts and hoodmould with billet frieze. The chancel arch belongs to the same date with their richly carved abaci and also the responds at the east end of the south arcade. The arcades were rebuilt in the 12th century and the chancel in the 13th century. The west tower is late 13th century with its west window with bar tracery and other features including the nave tower arch with its late 13th century shafts and capitals. The spire is of the chamfer type with three tiers of lucarnes and twin-pointed trefoiled lights.

There was a major restoration by the Victorians in 1874-75 by a N. M. Fawcett of Cambridge when many of the windows were wholly renewed, new roofs erected, and the present small circular clearstory windows inserted.

In the south wall of the south aisle are two wide pointed tomb recesses, with arches of three chamfered orders and hood-moulds, in the easternmost of which a mutilated 13th-century effigy was placed at the restoration. The font and pulpit are modern. The old font had an octagonal bowl, each face carved with a plain cross, but it was discarded and sawn up at the restoration, and its eight sides, stem, and four legs now form the back and supports of a stone seat at the west end of the south aisle."

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1889

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