The late 12th century font in St Leonard's Church, carved with depictions of the Virtues and Vices within blind arcading

Date:
1930-1952
Location:
St Leonard's Church, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon
Reference:
AA52/08697
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

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 two arches shown in this photograph are a six-winged Seraph, labelled Cherubim, and Largitas overcoming Avaricia.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Medieval Parish Church, Medieval Font, Religion