Baptism Font - St Guthlac - Branston, Leicestershire
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N 52° 51.426 W 000° 47.936
30U E 648192 N 5858644
Baptism font in St Guthlac's church, Branston.
Waymark Code: WM10CTT
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/15/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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12th century octagonal font in St Guthlac's church Branston. Decorated with engaged columns on the stem and intersecting arches on the bowl, with nailhead.

"The ancient Parish Church at Branston has a prominent position in the main street and is one of only 9 churches in the country dedicated to Saint Guthlac, an East Anglian Saint. Christian worship has been offered on this site for 1300years, the present church being built of local stone onwards from the 13th c.

The interior of the church is spacious and airy, large enough to accommodate a rare 18th c. Hugh Russell organ built into a western gallery. Amongst other features it has fine Norman arches, a Norman Font, and a slab tomb to John Spethyn dated from 1460 in the N. Aisle."

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