Font, detail of rim

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. 

Dimensions

Diameter of bowl (external) 0.67m
Diameter of bowl (internal) 0.47m
Height of bowl 0.43m