Baptism Font - St Peter - Wymondham, Leicestershire
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N 52° 45.527 W 000° 44.378
30U E 652527 N 5847833
A baptism font at the west end inside St Peter's church, Wymondham.
Waymark Code: WMYBTX
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 05/27/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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A 15th century octagonal font with saltire cross and quatrefoil panels, at the west end inside St Peter's church, Wymondham.

"St Peter's is, appropriately, built of local golden-coloured ironstone. The earliest part of the church is the C13 tower, topped by a fine later spire. The clerestory windows (C16) give the beautifully-proportioned interior a very light and spacious feel. Features of note include an effigy of a crusader (one of the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle, local landowners at that time), unusual nave arcading and interesting decorations on the capitals. The south transept, with a "squint" to the altar, was once a separate "free chapel of Wymondham" dedicated to St Mary and with its own external door.
There is a set of six bells (five of which date from the early C17), once referred to as "second to few in the country", which are rung on a regular basis."

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