Baptism Font, St Botolph's, Shepshed
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 46.367 W 001° 17.311
30U E 615456 N 5848368
Medieval style octagonal baptism font inside the church
Waymark Code: WMH8XG
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 06/08/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Botolph was a Saxon saint of travellers. The dedication to this saint suggests that there was probably a wooden church before the Norman Conquest on this, the highest point in Shepshed.
Shepshed is listed in the Doomsday Book as a large village with a mill. The Manor of Shepshed was given to Odo, the Bishop of Bayeux, a brother of William the Conqueror.
In early 2008 a substantial re-ordering project took place at a cost of just over £200,000.
It is now possible to appreciate a lot of the historical features that were not previously so clearly accessible.

The stone font had a new cover made after WW1 with a dedication round its edge in memory of the Sunday School Scholars who died.
Approximate Age of Artefact: Not listed

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