The late 12th century font in St Leonard's Church, carved with depictions of the Virtues and Vices within blind arcading
- St Leonard's Church, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon
- Photograph (Negative)
The circular font dates from around 1180, and is the reason the church is a Grade I listed building. The eight Virtues and Vices are depicted standing beneath trefoiled arches in blind arcading. The Virtues carry weapons whilst the Vices are under the feet of the Virtues. In the central arch of this photograph is Ecclesia overcoming the Evil One, at her feet, on the left is Pudicicia overcoming Libido and on the right is a Seraph, labelled Cherubim, with six wings.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree
Medieval Parish Church, Medieval Font, Religion
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