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HER Number:MDV11
Name:St Bridget's Parish Church, Font


Norman font and stoup in St Bridget's Parish Church.


Grid Reference:SS 281 031
Map Sheet:SS20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridgerule
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDGERULE EAST

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20SE/500/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FONT (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Clarke, K. M., 1913, The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 1, 319-20 (Article in Serial). SDV21185.

St. Bridget's church in Bridgerule. A plain tub font, a valuable example of the font in its simplest form; bowl hollowed out of block of granite. The block is lop-sided, oval in plan; the diameter from east to west is 0.76m. Less than from north to south. Bowl is slightly convex, below, the outline is concave. Traces of sunk oblong panels; shallow moulding below rim. Irregular outline of exterior suggests stone used before hollowed to make font: wide teeth of axe dressing inside bowl. Sacred stone of pagan days - possible. A damaged portion at foot repaired: now stands on modern platform, plain with flat chamfer. Norman font and stoup survive from twelfth century church.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 349 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 349.
SDV21185Article in Serial: Clarke, K. M.. 1913. The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Hardback. 319-20.

Associated Monuments

MDV10Part of: Bridgerule East, St Bridget's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 10 2006 9:14AM