Font bowl from SE.

Image of the feature "Fonts: Font" at Kilpeck.

by Ron Baxter.

At the W end of the nave, under the gallery. The huge, unlined bowl is of breccia conglomerate or cornstone, a stone found locally near Hay-on-Wye. It has a shallow, chalice-shaped bowl carried on a plain cylindrical central shaft and four thinner monolithic outer shafts with integral capitals and bases. The capitals are of volute type with roll neckings, and bases are of cyma recta profile with thin double roll neckings. They stand on square block plinths and the assembly stands on a modern step.


external diameter of bowl at rim 1.07 m
h. of bowl 0.45 m
internal diameter of bowl at rim 0.88 m
overall h. of font (without step) 0.96 m