Font - St James. Piccadilly, London
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 51° 30.516 W 000° 08.196
30U E 698700 N 5710273
A beautiful example of a Marble sculptured font, the work of Grinling Gibbons.
Waymark Code: WM9K54
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/28/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 7

This font represents the Tree of Life , with a serpent coiled around it.
The Figures of Adam and Eve stand either side. On the bowl are three bas- reliefs, showing the ark of Noah, with the dove bearing the olive branch, The Batism of Our Lord, and the Baptism of the Treasurer of Candace By St Philip.

William Blake, William Pitt, Earl of Chatham and the Earl of Chesterfield were all baptised at this Font.
The church contains some fine 18th century tablets and wall monuments

Above the south gallery door is a memorial to Ludovic and Theophilius Oglethorpe, whose son James founded the state of Georgia.

As this is the parish church of the Royal Academy a number of artists are interred in the North Vestibule.
Approximate Age of Artefact: 1600s

Relevant Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please supply an original picture when visiting this waymark.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Stone Church Artefacts
Nearest Geocaches
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
Metro2 visited Font - St James. Piccadilly, London 10/27/2011 Metro2 visited it
Master Mariner visited Font - St James. Piccadilly, London 10/22/2011 Master Mariner visited it

View all visits/logs