SO9412 : Where the newborns came-Brimpsfield, Glos

taken 4 years ago, near to Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Where the newborns came-Brimpsfield, Glos
Where the newborns came-Brimpsfield, Glos
One of the first visits away from home for the newborn child might have been to here - the parish church of St Michael and its 'Perpendicular' font. In some parish churches, the font was provided with a locked cover so that the holy water would not be stolen and used for other purposes - witchcraft perhaps? There are many fonts throughout Britain in various materials including stone and lead - some of them dating back many centuries and quite ornate. Some have soaring, elaborately carved covers moved with a counterpoise e.g. Ewelme, Oxfordshire SU6491. Brimpsfield church was Grade I listed in November 1958 in recognition of its historical and architectural interest and shares a feature with some other Cotswold churches e.g. nearby Winstone SO9609 in that it has no east window.
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SO9412, 36 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Gloucestershire  Cotswolds  Brimpsfield  Gloucestershire Cotswolds  Winstone 
Primary Subject of Photo
Font 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9419 1283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.8442N 2:5.1410W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9419 1283
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Font  Parish Church  Font Cover  East Window  Village Church  Perpendicular  Grade I Listing 

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