Saturday, 31 May 2014

Codford St Peter, Wiltshire

This church is more famous for its amazing Anglo-Saxon carving. But I was rather taken with the similar-but-different sides of the Norman font too.

My pen and watercolour drawing of the four sides of the font.
At a glance, the sides look pretty similar. But I like the way there are seven flower stars with seven saltire crosses one side, yet six are matched with eight saltire crosses on another. The five vegetationy scrolls get two crosses each, and the six plain arches get nine altogether. The bowl's a bit wonky too.

Images © Rhiannon 2014

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