Baptism Font - Holy Trinity - Clifton, Derbyshire
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N 53° 00.021 W 001° 45.285
30U E 583567 N 5873035
Baptism font in the Holy Trinity church, Clifton.
Waymark Code: WMWEPR
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/24/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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An octagonal stone font with bold trefoil motifs on the bowl, standing on a quatrefoil base of a cluster of filleted shafts.

"On the site where this church now stands there use to he the ancient chapel of Saint Mary which fell into disuse after the reformation. In 1750 it was pulled down and much of the material was used to repair the chancel at St Oswald's, the mother-church in Ashbourne.
The present church, erected in 1845 is a building of stone in the Early English style. Victorian buildings fell temporarily into disfavour in the sixties and seventies and became victims of misplaced enthusiasm, being drastically reordered. Clifton Church escaped this and we are fortunate to find it mostly as the builders left it, a fine example of a village church of the period."

It consists of an apsidal chancel, a lofty nave with a south porch built in memory of the Revd. Spencer Cubit, who was Vicar of Clifton for over 20 years. There are two vestries to the north, one of which was intended to be the base of a bell tower but never used as such."

SOURCE - church pamphlet
Approximate Age of Artefact: 1845

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