Font bowl from NE.

Image of the feature "Fonts: Font at W end of S aisle." at Gayton.

by Ron Baxter.

This tub font stands on a later octagonal plinth of darker stone. The interior is unlined. The rim is carved with a cable motif, and has a mend on the NW, caused by the removal of a lock. The main surface is carved with an interlacing arcade, composed of flat, round-headed arches which sprout chip-carved, spandrel-shaped, tracery patterns at springing level. The bottom of the tub is moulded.


diam. of basin 0.59 m
h. of tub 0.43 m
max. circumference 2.33 m
overall diameter 0.72 m
overall h. 1.26 m