Baptism Font - St Peter & St Paul - Preston, Rutland
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N 52° 36.730 W 000° 42.995
30U E 654599 N 5831577
A 13th century font in St Peter & St Paul's church, Preston.
Waymark Code: WM11J5Q
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/30/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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A 13th century font in St Peter & St Paul's church, Preston, which has a plain square bowl with bevelled angles, on a circular stem and four cylindrical legs.

"The church of St Peter and St Paul at Preston sits at the end of a quiet lane, backing onto arable land. It consists of a nave, chancel, north & south aisles, vestry, and a west tower with recessed spire.

The north aisle bay dates from around 1150 with the southern one added a little later (circa 1200). The chancel arch was rebuilt later and at a higher level.

The tower, with lofty spire, was added in the 13th century and some major remodelling took place in the 14th century.

The chancel dates from the 13th century; there are remains of other arches in the east wall. The whole south wall of the chancel (windows, single sedile and the priest's doorway) is a rich mixture of carvings and styles. The hanging lamps are reported to have come from a street called Straight in Damascus.

There is a good sundial on the porch roof, the remains of a Scratch dial in the porch itself and a carved Roman stone in the south wall."

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