Baptism Font - St Peter & St Paul - Exton, Rutland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 41.435 W 000° 38.375
30U E 659526 N 5840464
Quick Description: A 14th century font in St Peter & St Paul's church, Exton, which features some finely carved heads.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/11/2019 2:18:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM10HK2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
A 14th century font in St Peter & St Paul's church, Exton, which features some finely carved heads.

"This is a very elegant example of a Decorated Font, and beautiful even in a style remarkable for beauty. The form is not uncommon in Decorated work, viz. an octagon without a shaft. The angles are ornamented with slender round shafts, having moulded capitals and bases, from which spring trefoiled ogee arches without crockets, but terminating in rich finials. Between these are heads, alternately male and female, supporting the angles of the octagon. The sides within the arches are relieved with lancet-shaped trefoiled panels. The whole rises from an octagon plinth and stands on a single step."

SOURCE - Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts - Paley, F A
Published by John Van Voorst (1844)

The flat cover of oak and bronze dates from 1905.
Approximate Age of Artefact: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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