Baptism Font - St Michael - Quarley, Hampshire
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N 51° 11.666 W 001° 36.663
30U E 597052 N 5672364
Baptism font in St Michael's church, Quarley.
Waymark Code: WMWH5P
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 09/05/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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The font has been partly retooled and is probably of 13th-century workmanship. It has a round cup-shaped bowl on a short round stem.

"Quarley church has an ancient look to it. It sits above the road, surrounded by it’s graveyard and an abundance of wildflowers and butterflies. The nave is Saxon with three windows originating from this time, two of them blocked up. There is also a blocked up Saxon north doorway with it’s tall narrow opening and long and short stones.

One architectural structure most certainly not Anglo Saxon is the Venetian window in the east wall. It was built in the 18th century and carved with the date 1723. It is a very unusual feature in a Hampshire church.

The font is a simple 13th century circular tub on a stepped base. There are several memorials to the Cox family and one particularly sad lament of a parents loss of a beloved twelve year old son."

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