Font 1 from NE

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

by Ron Baxter.

The font in current use is sited in the S nave aisle, W of the S doorway. The bowl was produced as part of the restoration of 1865-66, and is of Sussex marble with 5 bay aracdes on each face and foliage ornament on the spandrels of the rim. According to a history in the church, it stands on the original 12thc base; the standard type with a central fat cylindrical support and slender cylindrical shafts at the angles. These have moulded capitals and bases and stand on a square Purbeck plinth, on a chamfered ashlar step. Measurements are supplied for comparison with the old font bowl (font bowl 2) which it is said to copy.


External width of bowl E-W 0.685 m
External width of bowl N-S 0.685 m
Internal diameter of basin 0.515 m
Height of bowl 0.22 m
Height of font 0.92 m
Height of Purbeck support 0.53 m