Baptism Font - St Mary - Broomfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire
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Baptism font in St Mary's church, Broomfleet.
Waymark Code: WM120R8
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 01/26/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Baptism font in St Mary's church, Broomfleet. Probably contemporary with the construction of the church in 1861.

The church is by John Loughborough Pearson RA (visit link) (5 July 1817 – 11 December 1897), a Gothic Revival architect renowned for his work on churches and cathedrals. It is one of his smallest churches.

"constructed in 1860-1 at the expense of Elizabeth Barnard of South Cave. It stands in a pleasant little one-street village, which confounds one’s expectations after driving across the windswept expanse of Walling Fen to within a mile of the Humber estuary. One imagines Elizabeth Barnard took pride in this little community, for she engaged for this small job, one of the most notable church architects of the day, albeit one with local connections. What she got for her money was a simple nave and chancel, to which Pearson added stature by the provision of a N. porch tower."

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1861

Relevant Website: Not listed

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