Baptism Font, St Andrew - Cranford St Andrew, Northamptonshire
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N 52° 23.140 W 000° 38.648
30U E 660326 N 5806546
Baptism Font in St Andrew's church, Cranford St Andrew
Waymark Code: WMN61H
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 01/02/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Baptism Font in St Andrew's church, Cranford St Andrew.

An ancient font, consisting of a plain octagonal bowl on a four-sided modern panelled stem: it has a flat 17th-century cover.

"St Andrew's dates to the late 12th century. It was originally a parish church but was later made a chapel of ease to St John's, the other church in Cranford. To the 12th century core was later added a 13th century tower. The church is built of limestone rubble dressed with ironstone ashlar.

The church stands in the grounds of Cranford Hall, and is reached by way of the drive to the Hall. Cranford Hall has been the home of the Robinson family for over 300 years.

The building consists of a nave with north aisle, south porch, north transept, chancel with north and south chapels, and a west tower. The north transept is the newest addition, added in 1847 to create space for the Robinson family pew.

Memorials to generations of Robinsons can be found in the south chapel, and there are earlier brases to members of the Fosbroke family, who held the Hall before the arrival of the Robinsons.

The oldest part of the interior is the Norman north arcade, which dates to about 1200. The rest of the fabric is primarily late 13th century.

The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust."

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