Series: Selborne Area Fonts

Baptismal Font Newton Valance
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Selborne Area Fonts

An ancient yew tree, an ancient church and an ancient font

The baptismal font in Newton Valance is conical or tub form with a simple cut rim around the top. The basin sits on a single pedastel foot which was probably added later. It is carved from local chalkstone and the basin lined with lead. Various dates have been proposed as to when it was made some as late as the C13th but it’s form could indicate a much earlier date, possibly pre- conquest.

Baptismal font Newton Valance
Font St Mary’s Church Newton Valance
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Selborne Area Fonts

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Selborne Area FontsThe baptismal font Farringdon All Saints is a bit of a mixed up affair The font basin is a cylindrical tub, undecorated. This suggests a possible earlier date than the four C12th fluted capitals and raised plinth that it rests upon. The oak…