Baptism Font, St Nicholas - Islip, Northamptonshire
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N 52° 23.960 W 000° 33.074
30U E 666596 N 5808275
Baptism font in St Nicholas' church, Islip
Waymark Code: WMN61M
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 01/02/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Baptism font in St Nicholas' church, Islip

The font is 13th century in date, consisting of a plain octagonal bowl on eight short attached shafts without bases or capitals.

"The church is of one period throughout, having been rebuilt in the latter part of the 15th century, and is a very perfect example of a village church of that date, unaltered in plan and little changed by restoration. At the east end of the nave outside is a roof table wider and of higher pitch than that of the present chancel, which seems to indicate that the body of the church was built on to an earlier chancel, which was afterwards pulled down and the present one erected. The whole structure, however, is uniform in design, and its situation on rising ground above the valley of the Nene makes its spire a prominent landmark."

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