Font bowl from W

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

by Ron Baxter.

In the S aisle, alongside pier 2.  The font has an almost cylindrical bowl, very slightly wider at the top that the bottom, with chamfered upper and lower rims.  It stands on a cylindrical stem made of ashlar blocks, and this on a plain chamfered base.  The bowl has been extensively restored, but is substantially medieval.  It is lead lined and has rim repairs at W and N, and a large inserted repair at the E.  The W section of the bowl is best preserved.  The stem is modern, but the base appears original.


Ext. diameter of bowl at rim 0.70m
Height of bowl 0.47m
Int. diameter of bowl at rim 0.49m
Overall height of font 1.00m