Baptism Font - St Luke - Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire
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N 52° 52.185 W 000° 59.781
30U E 634862 N 5859661
A simple baptism font in St Luke's church, Kinoulton.
Waymark Code: WMW42Q
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07/08/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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A typically Georgian style baptism font near the chancel of St Luke's church, Kinoulton.

"The Church of St Luke in Kinoulton was built in 1793 by Henry, Earl of Gainsborough, to replace the derelict and largely abandoned church of St Wilfrid.

St Luke’s was consecrated by Dr William Markham, Archbishop of York, on Monday, 15 July 1793 and was described as a ‘mean and depressing red-brick church’ whose ‘ugliness is partly relieved by a luxurious growth of ivy’.

It consisted of nave, quasi-chancel with a small vestry, a west porch and a three-stage 63 foot tower containing 5 bells and a clock. The lower stage of the tower has a western entrance that forms a porch. Over the entrance to the nave is an inscription which reads ‘This Church was built by Henry Earl of Gainsborough A.D. 1793’. This was Henry Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough who was the then lord of the manor. He died in either 1796 or 1798 without issue; his death caused the extinction of the peerage until 1841 when the title was returned to his family."

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1793

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