Font bowl from W

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

by Ron Baxter.

Centrally placed under the tower arch is a font with a hexagonal Purbeck bowl with 3 round-headed arches on each face, set on a later moulded hexagonal shaft with a step to the W. Only the bowl is 12thc, and it has a round, lead-lined basin, an iron clamp repair just below the rim at the W, and mortar repairs to the remainder of the rim, obscuring any lock removal marks.


External diameter of bowl across angles 0.90 m
External diameter of bowl across flats 0.80 m
Internal diameter of basin 0.61 m
Height of bowl 0.34 m
Height of font without step 0.95 m