The octagonal 14th century font in St Bartholomew's Church, showing carvings of a huntsman on a horse and two lions

Date:
1958
Location:
St Bartholomew's Church, Church Lane, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Reference:
AA59/01954
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The limestone octagonal font in St Bartholomew's Church has been dated to the 14th century or later. The carvings include a grotesque grimacing head, a green bishop, with leaves sprouting from its mouth, the Crucifixion, and a wolf and hound. The carvings shown in this photograph are a hunstman on a horse with a hawk and dog, and two lions.

The print of this negative in the Red Box Collection is a part enlargement showing only the font.

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

Font, Medieval Parish Church, Religion