Font from W

Image of the feature "Fonts: Font" at Hambleden.

photographer not known.

Towards the W of the nave, on the S side. The bowl is a slightly tapered limestone tub set on a chamfered drum base with a modern cylindrical step, the step to the W of the bowl.

The face is decorated with a broad lattice of five lozenges encircling it; the lattice of triple-reeded strips with a drilled bead at each node. Each lozenge is occupied by an equal-armed cross with fleur-de-lis (lily) terminals carved in shallow relief. In the triangular spandrels are single fleurs-de-lis; those at the bottom upright and the upper ones inverted. Each cross centre and each lily terminal is marked with a drilled bead. Above the latticework is a triple-reeded band and above that, below the rim, a row of sawtooth. The bowl is lead-lined and there are inserted repairs to the rim at the N, E and W, and some rim damage at the S.


Exterior diameter of bowl at rim 0.83m
Height of base 0.21m
Height of bowl 0.62m
Interior diameter of bowl at rim 0.64m
Overall height of font 1.04m