Baptism Font - St Mary - Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire
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N 52° 41.368 W 000° 52.853
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Early English baptism font in St Mary's church, Burrough on the Hill.
Waymark Code: WM1158A
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/18/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Early English 13th century baptism font in St Mary's church, Burrough on the Hill, with a clustered stem with 10 shafts and dogtooth pattern between them, tapered round bowl with blind arcading, masks and stiff leaf decoration, and vine trail frieze.

St Mary, Burrough on the Hill, a beautiful medieval church with famous connections, a 13th century font and lancet window and 15th century stone effigies.

"At the east end of the south aisle is the stone effigy of a man in armour, his feet resting on a lion, and in the north aisle are the remains of a woman's effigy. These are thought to represent William Stockton (d1470) and Margaret, his wife. A mural tablet in the north aisle commemorates Edward Cheseldyn (d1691), his mother in law, wife and daughter (1691-1718); another is to Charnel Cave (d1792) with members of his family (1787-1833).

There are also tablets in the church to William Brown (d1814), rector; to Evelyn Burnaby, rector, 1873-83; to his wife and infant daughter (d1873); and to his father, Revd GA Burnaby (d1872). Other tablets include those to WA Peake (d1912) and Sir Raymond Greene, Bt (d1947).

Stained glass windows are in memory of members of the Peake, Burnaby, and Chaplin families. The font is a fine example of the early 13th century. It consists of a bulbous circular bowl decorated with a band of foliage, below which is a row of pointed arches filled alternately with masks and rosettes. The stem has ten engaged shafts, the alternate vertical mouldings between them being enriched with dog tooth ornament. A dog tooth moulding also decorates the circular base."

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