St Paul's Cathedral Font - St Paul's Churchyard, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.829 W 000° 05.975
30U E 701245 N 5710954
As one would expect in such a splendid building the marble font fits in nicely. It is located in the nave of the cathedral at the west end. Some photos show it with a lid but that was absent on the occasion of my visit.
Waymark Code: WM13BW6
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/03/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 1

The dome is accessible on three levels: The Whispering Gallery, the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery. The St Paul's website has an article about the dome that advises:

At the west end of the North Transept is the large marble font of St Paul's Cathedral. It was carved in 1726-1727 at a cost of £350 by Francis Bird - the stonemason who was responsible, among other things, for the huge sculpture which adorns the pediment outside the west end of the Cathedral: the Conversion of St Paul. It is carved in blue-veined Italian marble, which has a yellowish tint. The form, with its deeply scooped gadroons, is unusual and more closely resembles grand items of table silver than a font.


To sight-see St Paul's Cathedral an entrance fee is payable. Currently (November 2020) this are £17 for an adult, £7.20 for a child and £15 for a concession (see here). It should also be noted that, during Covid-19 restrictions, that an entry time-slot should also be booked.

Approximate Age of Artefact: 300 years

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

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