Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Norton Mandeville.
by Ron Baxter.
The font is sited in the centre of the nave at the W end. It consists of a square bowl on a modern square shaft with a modern plinth extended westwards as a step. This is placed on a 14thc tiled pavement. The bowl is of an oolitic limestone; Barnack according to the List Description.
The bowl is square with fictive shafts at the angles having roll/ hollow bases and worn flat-leaf capitals. The lower rim projects slightly and is chipped, while the upper rim is chamfered. There is a repair encircling the bowl just above the lower rim. The basin is circular and lined with lead. The NW spandrel of the rim has a staple surviving, and the SE spandrel has been repaired.
|External width of bowl E-W||0.63 m|
|External width of bowl N-S||0.65 m|
|Internal diameter of bowl at rim||0.52 m|
|Height of bowl||0.43 m|
|Height of font including step||0.98 m|