Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Tub font" at Easington.
by Nicola Lowe.
Situated at the W end of the nave opposite the N door, the font is a plain, cylindrical, lead-lined tub with a broad brim, tapering inwards towards the bottom. A shallow runnel encircles the outside of the bowl, approximately half way down. The font is supported by a short, squat, circular pedestal with a broad chamfer round the top edge and a similar, shallow runnel around the outside, again half way down. Beneath is a large, shallow step in the form of a wheel. The lead lining of the tub extends to cover the inner half of the rim, ending in a dark-coloured seam. A further strip of lead covers the outer half of the rim and is worn away in places.
|Diameter of bowl (external)||0.67m|
|Diameter of bowl (internal)||0.47m|
|Height of bowl||0.43m|