Image of the feature "Fonts: Font" at Gerrans.
by Andrew Beard.
The Norman font is thought to date from the mid-12thc., and is a simplified version of the Bodmin type. The bowl is square on the outside and circular on the inside. Each face of the bowl has an arcade of four round-headed arches in shallow relief. It is entirely constructed of granite. The bowl is set on a thick round central shaft; this now rests on a square base, which is thought to date from the Victorian restoration scheme, as may the four narrow pillars at the corners.
|Diameter of central shaft||31cm|
|Diameter of outer pillars||8cm|
|Height of base||29cm|
|Height of bowl||27cm|
|Height of central shaft and pillars||34cm|
|Internal depth of bowl||22cm|
|Internal diameter of bowl||51cm|
|Width of base||63.5cm|
|Width of bowl at bottom||57cm|
|Width of bowl at top||60cm|