Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Whitchurch.
by Ron Baxter.
The font is at the W end of the nave and consists of a cylindrical bowl on an octagonal shft with a square base and a modern step. The bowl is decorated with an arcade of 12 round-headed bays of continuous arcading in shallow relief. The lower part of the bowl has been chamfered with 8 scallops to fit on the shaft. This chamfering cuts untidily into the arcading, and so is presumed to be secondary. The bowl is unlined and the rim is shaved.
|External diameter of bowl at rim||0.74 m|
|Internal diameter of bowl at rim||0.54 m|
|Height of bowl||0.42 m|
|Height of font (without step)||0.88 m|