Nine Hundred Years of Baptism
The Monday Photo
Wingrave’s church font was made in the 12th Century. It seems to have been made in sections; the bowl is all in one piece, but the carved cable moulding around the bottom looks like it was made in four equal pieces.
You can see a couple of the joins in the photo, where the moulding has vertical breaks.
The base, according to the 1925 A History of the County of Buckingham, “is supported on a modern stem and base”.
Take that how you like, but they might mean the font was put on that (somewhat wonky) base when the church was restored in 1887-88. But that font has been in use for a long time. How many babies has there been?
St Peter and St Paul’s church is open every day. The church has some fine stone and wooden carvings.
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