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Baptismal Font Hurstbourne Tarrant

Baptismal font Hurstbourne Tarrant
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Upper Test Valley Fonts

The baptismal font Hurstbourne Tarrant St Peters, is the newest in the church, dating from the C13th. There is another older one tucked away behind a pew. The font in present day use is a new one relatively speaking, dating from the C13th and has a plain circular bowl resting on a stem which is…

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Baptismal Font Soberton

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Meon Valley Fonts

The baptismal font Soberton in the church of St Peter’s The font in St Peter’s church Soberton is Victorian ¬†with a hexagonal bowl on a single pedestal and a stepped base. The sides of the bowl are decorated with carvings of angels, crossed swords and keys. It has a wooden lid. Our intention is to…

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Baptismal Font Farringdon

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Selborne Area Fonts

The 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 lid is early but difficult to date precisely. Our intention is to…

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Baptismal Font Buriton

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 its cover (now gone) after the 1234 edict requiring all font basins to be covered.

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Hampshire Baptismal Fonts

Baptismal Font Portchester
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Upper Test Valley Fonts

Hampshire baptismal fonts range from the Saxon to the modern with an outstanding collection of Norman and Medieval fonts. The historical significance of the baptismal font is immense. Baptism is one of only two rites, the other being the Eucharist, for which there is Biblical authority and as such the act of baptism, in a…

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