Baptism Font, St Botolph's, Shepshed
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 46.368 W 001° 17.310
30U E 615456 N 5848369
Saxon baptism font inside the church
Waymark Code: WMH8XJ
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.

This round font was found buried outside the church in several pieces. It was rescued from outside and put here in 1961.
Approximate Age of Artefact: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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