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HER Number:MDV9837
Name:St John the Baptist Parish Church, Font


12th century font with 19th century recutting at St John the Baptist parish church in Bishopsteignton


Grid Reference:SX 910 735
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishopsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/5/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FONT (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ellis, A. C., The Church of St John the Baptist, Bishopsteignton (Leaflet). SDV339295.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302899.

Ellis, a. C. /the church of st. John the baptist, bishopsteignton, (church leaflet).

Clarke, K. M., 1914, The Baptismal Fonts of Devon, 429 (Article in Serial). SDV16795.

Department of Environment, 1988, Bishopsteignton, 15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV319942.

Font at St John the Baptist parish church in Bishopsteignton. Girdled tub-font 787 millimeters high with a bowl diameter of 826 millimeters and a plinth of 203 millimeters. Rechipped at restoration and much original work lost. Cable encircles it, with single row of scallop ornament below. Above the cable is a flat moulding and a band of symmetrical palmetto ornament. Round rim is a band of egg and cable pattern. Palmetto leaves instead of egg or pellet. Stands on a square plinth with a chamfered edge. Norman tub-font of hard yellow oolite girdled with broad cable. Above is a square band and on bowl, a row of greek honey-suckles. Band of interlaced ovals around rim. Foot with scalloped edge on a modern base. 12th century font with 19th century recutting, with a round bowl with a decorated rim and palmettes carved on the bowl, cable and scallop mouldings to stem.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16795Article in Serial: Clarke, K. M.. 1914. The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 46. Unknown. 429.
SDV302899Migrated Record:
SDV319942List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Bishopsteignton. Historic Houses Register. Website. 15.
SDV339295Leaflet: Ellis, A. C.. The Church of St John the Baptist, Bishopsteignton. Leaflet.

Associated Monuments

MDV9836Part of: Bishopsteignton, St John the Baptist's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 3 2012 9:40AM