Baptism Font - St Egelwin the Martyr - Scalford, Leicestershire
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N 52° 48.558 W 000° 52.180
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19th century baptism font inside the church of St Egelwin the Martyr, Scalford.
Waymark Code: WMYZ74
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/14/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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The font is 19th century and very distinctive. It is carved from local alabaster and inset with a terracotta panel depicting the baptism of Christ.

"The church Perpendicular period tower dominates the village. The church consists of aisled nave with chancel, south porch and west tower, the north aisle extending alongside the chancel.

The body of the church is 13th century, from which period the 5-bay aisle arcades remain. These are clearly of slightly different date as the south arcade has plain capitals with nail-head decoration, the north arcade having 3 of its 4 columns with stiff-leaf decoration. The chancel arch responds have similar decoration interspersed with carved heads.

Aisle windows generally have Decorated period tracery, and the clerestory is a 15th century addition in perpendicular style.

The tower arch is tall and narrow, again typical of the 15th century, the tower itself being rebuilt in 1639."

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