Font from NE

Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Broxbourne.

by Ron Baxter.

The font stands in the S nave aisle, W of the W doorway. It consists of an octagognal Purbeck bowl with 2 round-headed arches on each face. It has a circular basin lined with lead, and the rim is generally damaged, especially at the E. The bowl stands on a fat central shaft and 8 perimeter shafts with fat roll bases on an integral plinth, all of Purbeck. This stands on an octagonal stone plinth and a step extended to the W.

Dimensions

Diameters
External diameter at rim across flats 0.685 m
External diameter at rin corner to corner 0.740 m
Internal diameter of basin 0.525 m
Heights
Height of bowl 0.29 m
Height of shafts and their plinth 0.47 m
Height of stone plinth 0.15 m
Overall height of font 1.10 m