Baptism Font - St John the Baptist - Doddington, Kent
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 17.060 E 000° 46.839
31U E 345231 N 5683784
Plain octagonal baptism font in St John the Baptist's church, Doddington.
Waymark Code: WMT0KJ
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 09/04/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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"The plain hexagonal stone font, unadorned by carving, stands two steps above the nave floor and near the entrance to the present tower. Since medieval fonts were usually near doors (signifying that baptism is the entrance to the Church of Christ) this is probably not its original position.

The sharpness of the stone cutting suggests a modern date (made for the 1855 restoration?) but the wooden font cover, topped by a gilded wooden orb, may well be older."

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