The Font, St.Giles' Church, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 53° 08.046 W 001° 33.116
30U E 596876 N 5888167
A medieval font under the tower arch.
Waymark Code: WM96MB
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07/06/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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The medieval font is set up beneath the tower arch through which is the access to the ringing chamber. It is at the top of a flight of five stone steps. It is octagonal, but very assymetric, upon an assymetric circular, two step base, and lead lined with a scalloped pattern around its rim. The base also has some incised decoration.
An information panel gives the date as 13th century and also some of its chequered history.
Approximate Age of Artefact: 1300

Relevant Website: Not listed

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