The font, St.Giles church, Great Longstone, Derbyshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 53° 14.625 W 001° 42.090
30U E 586649 N 5900172
This octagonal chalice-shaped font was recarved in 1901.
Waymark Code: WM92HW
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 06/18/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Erected upon a simple octagonal limestone base this font has eight carved panels round the top. Four of them depict scenes from Christ's life, the other four bearing coats of arms in a floral background. There is some floral decoration round the base of the column and midway up. The font cover is ornate in carved wood, having angels at the eight angles, and carved 'To the Glory of God and in memory of Major Carleill'.
Major [William] Carliell was appointed a deputy-lieutenant for Derby County in 1797, and in 1803 obtained the command of the South High Peak Volunteers with the rank of Major. The family lived for a while at Longstone Hall.
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