Series: South East Hampshire Fonts

Saxon Font at Boarhunt?
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series South East Hampshire Fonts

The Saxon font at Boarhunt has all the hallmarks of a pre Norman font

The font in the Anglo Saxon church of St Nicholas Boarhunt, is a massive stone tub but is it Anglo Saxon?

This is a splendid large tub font carved from chalk stone. It is lead lined and unadorned and sits on a simple plinth. With no decorative features to date it, it’s age is difficult to determine. It’s style is not Norman but it has the look of great age and is similar to others thought to be Anglo Saxon as at Crondall and Newton Valance.

St Nicholas Church Boarhunt
Baptismal Font Boarhunt
Lead lining the font
Lead lining the font
Baptismal Font Buriton
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series South East Hampshire Fonts

The baptismal font in the C12th church of St Mary’s Buriton, is as old as the church itself. The late Norman font was made from a slab of Purbeck marble and lined with lead before receiving it’s cover (now gone) after the 1234 edict requiring all font basins to be covered.