Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Gilston.
by Ron Baxter.
Centrally placed under the tower arch is a font with a hexagonal Purbeck bowl with 3 round-headed arches on each face, set on a later moulded hexagonal shaft with a step to the W. Only the bowl is 12thc, and it has a round, lead-lined basin, an iron clamp repair just below the rim at the W, and mortar repairs to the remainder of the rim, obscuring any lock removal marks.
|External diameter of bowl across angles||0.90 m|
|External diameter of bowl across flats||0.80 m|
|Internal diameter of basin||0.61 m|
|Height of bowl||0.34 m|
|Height of font without step||0.95 m|