Font from E

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

by Ron Baxter.

At the W end of the nave, a heavy square bowl with a slight taper outwards to the top and chamfered angles with roll and step chamfer stops. There are inserted repairs to the rim on the S side and at the NE and NW angles, and signs of lock removal at the NE, NW and SW angles. The bowl is unlined.

The bowl is carried on five shafts. The fat central shaft has a moulded capital and a double roll base, and seems to be original. The four corner shafts are slender with more complex moulded capitals and attic bases. They are apparently replacements.

The shafts stand on a square block, and this on a square plinth with chamfered angles.


Internal diameter of bowl at rim 0.545m
Width of bowl at rim (E-W_ 0.74m
Width of bowl at rim (N-S) 0.72m
Height of bowl 0.38m
Height of bowl, shafts and their block base 0.895m
Height of font 1.00m