Font, W face.

Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: (i)" at Adderley.

by Barbara Zeitler.

The font is in the shape of a large cushion capital with thick plain necking. It has a columnar base, probably also medieval. The bowl is of (?)Grinshill stone. There is a Latin inscription at the top of each of the four faces.

E face: two spirals curving upwards and, respectively, to L and R. A thin double leaf emerges from the point where the two spirals converge, both above and below the meeting point of the two spirals. Chisel marks are visible on the surface.

S face: interlace ornament consisting of four intertwining tendrils that turn into spiral terminations.

W face: two spirals curving upwards and, respectively, to L and R. A triangle, its apex facing downwards, is carved below the line separating the inscription and the carving on this face and above the section where the two spirals meet. A triangle, standing on its long side, is carved at the lower rim of the capital underneath the area where the two spirals meet.

N face: a Maltese cross in a circle. One scalloped triangular leaf, its apex pointing downwards, in top L and top R of face.

Dimensions

h. of bowl, with necking 0.52 m
h. of bowl, without necking 0.41 m
h. of entire font 1.05 m
max. w. E face 0.82 m
max. w. N face 0.62 m
max. w. S face 0.63 m
max. w. W face 0.82 m