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Font from NE

Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Ibstone.

by Ron Baxter.

Towards the W end of the nave stands a tub-shaped font on a chamfered drum base.  The 12thc bowl is unlined and covered by a network of repaired cracks.  The exterior has been vertically tooled with a claw-chisel, probably in the 19thc.  There are inserted repairs at the N and W of the rim.

Dimensions

Ext. circumference at foot of bowl 1.88m
Ext circumference at rim 2.50m
Ext. diameter of bowl at rim 0.80m
Height of bowl 0.58m
Height of font 0.73m
Inner diameter of bowl 0.60m