Baptism Font - St Edmund - Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire
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N 53° 02.921 W 001° 44.471
30U E 584382 N 5878427
Baptism font in St Edmund's church, Fenny Bentley.
Waymark Code: WM11W5C
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/27/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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"THE FONT It is thought to possibly pre-date the present building, although there is no firm evidence to date it either way.

It is in constructed in two parts, the lower being of grey gritstone and the upper of red gritstone.

Facing east and carved on the base, is what Charles Cox in 'The Churches of Derbyshire' of 1875 refers to as "... some foliage growing from a pot".

The base on which the font now stands was subscribed for by the children of the parish as a Jubilee memorial in 1898.

The canopied wooden cover, by Advent Hunstone Bros. of Tideswell, was presented in 1940 by relatives of the late Frank Beresford, of Mottram, Cheshire."

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