Baptism Font - St Denys - Eaton, Leicestershire
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N 52° 51.199 W 000° 48.955
30U E 647060 N 5858188
Octagonal bowl font in St Denys' church, Eaton.
Waymark Code: WM10DDH
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/18/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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"The lead-lined octagonal bowl is finely carved from a single piece of limestone; this surmounts a chamfered pedestal, which in turn stands upon a three-stage square plinth.

Although the font is essentially octagonal and therefore assignable to the Decorated period, tooling is recognisably pre-thirteenth-century.

On April 21st 1906, Mrs Goodacre of Melton Mowbray donated a new font cover to the church. The cover is constructed of oak and is shaped to fit the top of the font. The piece is decorated with carved Tudor roses and other flowers and a wrought iron cross, with scroll ends, is fixed to it by cushion headed nails; the centre part of the cross being beaten up to form a handle."

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