12th Century Font, St. Mary the Virgin, Dodford, Northants.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 14.382 W 001° 06.277
30U E 629417 N 5789391
An elaborately-carved 12th-century font in this small Medieval village church.
Waymark Code: WMBZ1V
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07/06/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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This church contains an elaborately-carved 12th-century font, it's at the back of the church near the tower arch but moved slightly to the north. It carved with foliage and flowers in typical Norman fashion.

This church is Grade I listed and was founded by the Normans in 1066, then rebuilt by Ralph de Keynes in 1100. The tower and north chapel were added by William de Keynes in 1221. St Mary the Virgin has a nave with a north aisle and a clerestory on the north side only. The arcade, of four bays, is 14th century. The south wall of the nave has two plain 12th-century splayed windows, of which the west one is now blocked, and part of the plain arch of a doorway; on the exterior there is much herringbone masonry. The south porch is of two storeys. The chancel was rebuilt in the 19th century. There is stained glass in the east window of the chancel, in the north aisle at the east, and a small lancet in the west wall of the tower.
Approximate Age of Artefact: 12th century.

Relevant Website: Not listed

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