The late 15th century octagonal font in St Wulfram's Church, carved with biblical scenes in crocketed niches

Date:
1957
Location:
St Wulfram's Church, Church Street, Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire
Reference:
AA57/03531
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The font in St Wulfram's Church dates from around 1496. The faces of the font are carved with scenes from the bible, though these are now badly weathered. It is thought they show the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Presentation in the Temple, the Baptism of Jesus, Christ blessing children, the Transfiguration, the Abraham sacrificing Isaac, and the Magi. The carving on the face shown in this photograph may represent the Nativity. The undersides of the bowl are carved with designs including the Tudor rose and a Pelican in her Piety, while the shaft featured figures under canopies, and the base is carved with roses, quatrefoils, and masks.

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