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photoblog image Pershore Abbey 7/7

Pershore Abbey 7/7

Two small detail shots in Pershore Abbey taken just inside the main doors at the West end of the building. In about 1840 the abbey was given a new baptismal font and the original Norman font was cast out into the churchyard. It was later used as a cattle trough, and later still used in a garden at nearby Kempsey. In 1912 a war memorial was erected on the site of the Victorian font and the old font was returned, on a pedestal designed by Harold Brakspear. The font is decorated with an interlacing arcade, in the panels of which are the figures of Christ and his Apostles.

 

Pershore Abbey 7/7

Two small detail shots in Pershore Abbey taken just inside the main doors at the West end of the building. In about 1840 the abbey was given a new baptismal font and the original Norman font was cast out into the churchyard. It was later used as a cattle trough, and later still used in a garden at nearby Kempsey. In 1912 a war memorial was erected on the site of the Victorian font and the old font was returned, on a pedestal designed by Harold Brakspear. The font is decorated with an interlacing arcade, in the panels of which are the figures of Christ and his Apostles.

 

comments (5)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2019, 06:46
Very often I have witnessed this. The old font is chucked out in favour of something new. Then years later it comes back and is given pride of place
I didn't know the story of the font Brian
Good to know the font made its way back!
Goodness... the things we do! I'm glad they brought it back! Using the font as a cattle trough made me think of a scene in a show I was watching recently... A Priest spilled some tea, and grabbing the first thing he saw to mop it up, he then realized he was using his Stole. The look on his face causes his friend to say "Oh, I'm sorry, is that Holy?" He paused staring at it and said "A... bit... less... than before..." smile
Brian Walbey: I like the story Elizabeth. I was in a big church in Norfilk on Friday and they had a very small font in the main area of the church and the original, very old, font was tucked away in the room at the base of the tower.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2019, 02:47
You have presented the items very well, Brian

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