Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Broxbourne.
by Ron Baxter.
The font stands in the S nave aisle, W of the W doorway. It consists of an octagognal Purbeck bowl with 2 round-headed arches on each face. It has a circular basin lined with lead, and the rim is generally damaged, especially at the E. The bowl stands on a fat central shaft and 8 perimeter shafts with fat roll bases on an integral plinth, all of Purbeck. This stands on an octagonal stone plinth and a step extended to the W.
|External diameter at rim across flats||0.685 m|
|External diameter at rin corner to corner||0.740 m|
|Internal diameter of basin||0.525 m|
|Height of bowl||0.29 m|
|Height of shafts and their plinth||0.47 m|
|Height of stone plinth||0.15 m|
|Overall height of font||1.10 m|