Font, bowl.

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

by Hazel Gardiner.

The stepped octagonal plinth, base and shaft appear to be modern. A thick roll, which may also be modern, sits at the top of the stem. The lead-lined bowl is square, and carved in the form of a triple scallop capital, although drastically recut. Each face of the bowl is identical. The shields have rosettes within circles with clusters of berries lying between the circles at the top of the bowl. Each of the cones is carved with two pointed leaves which cross over each other. There are flattened wedges between the cones. Of Bath stone (Clarke 1920, 329).


h. including modern plinth 1.00 m
h. not inc. plinth 0.84 m
h. of bowl inc. roll moulding 0.38 m
internal depth of bowl 0.24 m
w. of bowl 0.68 m