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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John Young Dean of Winchester 1616

What connection can be made between Winchester Cathedral and Exton, a small village in the Meon Valley? Can you solve the chronogram found on the memorial to Dean Young and how does it all connect with the village of Soberton. More intriguing Hampshire history.

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Bishop Walter Curle of Winchester

Bishop Curle of Winchester fled Cromwell’s army in a cart of horse manure, leaving his Bishop’s palace at Bishops Waltham heading for the small village of Soberton in Hampshire, where he is buried in the church of St Peter there.

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