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Knapton Church is built in the ‘Decorated’ style of the 14th  century. It was restored in 1882-3 under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott.

The font stands on three high steps: the large octagonal bowl is of Purbeck marble supported on a central shaft and eight smaller ones. The font cover dated 1704 bears the inscription [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 22nd 2022

The FONT, the place of baptism, or christening, stands on a plinth at the west end of the nave. It is a composite creation which tellingly symbolises the long history of Wirlfrid’s church. The large circular bowl is believed to be Roman, possibly an inverted pillar-base; it is set on a medieval carved stone base [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Nov 21st 2015