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|