Baptism Font - St Lawrence - Southleigh, Devon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 44.083 W 003° 07.703
30U E 490940 N 5620332
Quick Description: Baptism font inside St Lawrence's church, Southleigh.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/30/2022 12:29:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM1640V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
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Long Description:
Baptism font inside St Lawrence's church, Southleigh.

A parish church with Norman origins. There is some 13th century and 15th century work, but most was rebuilt in the 19th century.

The church is notable for its Norman font made of Beerstone on a more modern Purbeck marble column with 4 supporting pillars. It has a square bowl, decorated with plain blind arches.

It is older than the church, so it either came from a previous church on the same spot or was brought here from elsewhere. The wooden cover has thick wrought-iron fastenings from the time when the law stated that all fonts had to be locked.
Approximate Age of Artefact: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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