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HER Number:MDV8419
Name:Font in Hittisleigh Parish Church


Black basalt Norman font positioned in rear arch of arcade.


Grid Reference:SX 733 954
Map Sheet:SX79NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHittisleigh
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHITTISLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79NW/1/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Clarke, K. M., 1921, The Baptismal Fonts of Devon, Part 8, 227 (Article in Serial). SDV19719.

Site visit on 21st July 1921. Square bowl font: black marble. Plinth square and shallow base has a shallow water-rim moulding, shaft formed of three blocks. Bowl is square and ornamented with incised zigzags; hollow of the bowl is circular and lead-lined.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Black basalt Norman font positioned in rear arch of arcade. Square step and thin square base with shallow ring mouldings of almost water-holding section; plain drum shaft of 3 blocks and square top with large single incised zig-zags on its outward- sloping faces; circular lead-lined tub hollowed out.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19719Article in Serial: Clarke, K. M.. 1921. The Baptismal Fonts of Devon, Part 8. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 53. 227.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8418Part of: Hittisleigh, St Andrew's (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 1 2013 9:24AM