Baptism Font - St John the Baptist church - Grimston, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 47.416 W 000° 59.104
30U E 635870 N 5850842
Norman font inside St John the Baptist's church, Grimston.
Waymark Code: WMW5N1
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07/12/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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"The church is built largely in the local ironstone, and the present building dates essentially from the early 13th century, with rebuilding around 1400. Major restoration followed during 1867-8. Traces of an earlier, Saxon or Norman, building can however be seen in the north wall of the nave, and the font dates from this period too. There are two old corbels on the east wall of the chancel from this period incorporated into the Victorian rebuilding.

The tower, clerestory and nave roof all date from the rebuilding in Perpendicular style around 1400. The main tie beams of the nave roof retain their original carved bosses."

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