Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 3. Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae: Pillar piscina" at Addington.
by Ron Baxter.
Set against the S wall of the chancel, alongside the altar, it consists of a hollowed-out trefoil scallop capital supported on a cylindrical shaft in three en-delit sections, and this on a low bulbous base on a square plinth. Only the capital is original, and this has flat shields, conical wedges between the cones, and the central cone of the front face has a vertical tuck in its centre. The necking is a plain roll and the abacus, above the shields, is decorated with a row of sawtooth that survives on the N and E faces only. The basin in the top is small and round with a drilled drain-hole, and is unusual in having a stone stopper, although it is not known whether this is original or Street’s contribution. The capital is generally worn, the W face has been cut back and there is a large loss to the upper NW angle. The necking is badly chipped.
|Depth of capital (projection from wall)||0.19m|
|Height of capital||0.20m|
|Width of capital (N face)||0.23m|