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Font bowl from NW.

Image of the feature "Fonts: Font" at Great Thurlow.

by Ron Baxter.

At W end of nave. The bowl is square with its sides canted outwards slightly towards the top. It stands on an impost-like chamfered block, and this on a square-section shaft with decorated chamfered angles , a chamfered plinth and a large step. Only the bowl is 12thc. It has angle shafts, and all faces except the west are carved in relief with a pair of round-headed arches side by side, each with returns turning outwards at the ends and each supported on a pair of fictive shafts without capitals or bases. The west face has a similar arcade of three bays. The rim has repairs to the north and east and the basin is lined with lead.

Dimensions

ext. w at rim (E-W) 0.67 m
ext. w at rim (N-S) 0.65 m
h. of bowl 0.46 m