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Ancaster, St Martin, font
Ancaster, St Martin, font
Ancaster, St Martin, font

The 12th century tub font has intersecting blank arcading on its sides.

May 2015

Ancaster, St Martin church, font
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, font
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, font
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, font

The circular font dates from about 1200.

The four polygonal shafts at the corners have capitals with ribbed leaves, waterleaf and crockets.

September 2013

Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket font
Bag Enderby, St Margaret, Font
Bag Enderby, St Margaret, Font
Bag Enderby, St Margaret, Font

This fine 15th century octagonal font is, according to Simon Jenkins, ‘worth crossing Lincolnshire to see’.

Images carved on the faces include: a figure playing a stringed instrument, a hart licking the leaves of a tree growing from its back, and a Pieta.

May 2009

Bag Enderby, St Margaret church, font
Barholm, St Martin, font
Barholm, St Martin, font
Barholm, St Martin, font

The sides of the early 13th century font are decorated with a variety of motifs –  flowers, circles and zig-zags.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin, font
Benniworth, St Julian, font
Benniworth, St Julian, font
Benniworth, St Julian, font

Pevsner describes the font at Benniworth as "Neo-Norman", presumably designed by Fowler for the Victorian restoration of the church.

July 2012

Benniworth, St Julian church, font, neo-Norman
Braceborough, St Margaret, font
Braceborough, St Margaret, font
Braceborough, St Margaret, font

The square Norman font has been recut, and has decoration of the 17th century.

September 2014

Braceborough, St Margaret church, font
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, font
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, font
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, font

The font is octagonal in shape, Perpendicular in style, with leaves and heads against the underside and simple tracery and the Instruments of the Passion against the bowl.

May 2016

Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, font
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, font
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, font
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, font
The church of St Peter and St Paul,

Burgh-le-Marsh, has outstanding Jacobean woodwork in the pulpit, font cover & north chapel screen.

Mark Acton, 2008

Burgh Le Marsh, church, jacobean, jabez good,
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font

The font is a plain octagonal bowl on a square base.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font
Carlton le Moorland, St Mary, font
Carlton le Moorland, St Mary, font
Carlton le Moorland, St Mary, font

The font dates from around 1200, much the earliest survival of the medieval church on this site.

It is circular on a square base with shafts at each corner. The faces of the bowl are lightly carved with a decorative frieze.

The base has been recently restored.

October 2016

Carlton le Moorland, St Mary, font
Clixby, All Hallows
Clixby, All Hallows
Clixby, All Hallows

The medieval font in the church of All Hallows, Clixby.

Behind the font are pieces of a thirteenth century arch set in the wall.

May 2011

Clixby, All Hallows, font, Churches Conservation Trust
Coates by Stow, St Edith, font
Coates by Stow, St Edith, font
Coates by Stow, St Edith, font

The plain cylindrical font at St Edith's.

June 2013

Coates By Stow, St Edith church font
Croft, All Saints, font
Croft, All Saints, font
Croft, All Saints, font

The large octagonal font has shields in simple panels and a bowl supported on busts.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, font
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Font
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Font
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Font

A simple octagonal font in Perpendicular style.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland abbey font
Croxby, All Saints, font
Croxby, All Saints, font
Croxby, All Saints, font

The font in All Saints church dates from the Norman period.  It is drum shaped with intersecting tracery.

Mark Acton, 2014

Croxby, All Saints church, font
Croxby, All Saints, font
Croxby, All Saints, font
Croxby, All Saints, font

The font in All Saints church dates from the Norman period.  It is drum shaped with intersecting tracery.

June 2014

Croxby, All Saints church, font, Norman
Deeping St James, font
Deeping St James, font
Deeping St James, font

The large circular tub font is early 12th century, and is decorated with blank arcading.

September 2014

Deeping St James, church font
Epworth, St Andrew, font
Epworth, St Andrew, font
Epworth, St Andrew, font

The font in St Andrew's is from the Decorated period. It is a plain octagonal bowl with panelled sides.

October 2016

Epworth, St Andrew, font
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, font
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, font
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, font

Of unknown origin, but presumably the base of the font pre-dates the present church (1800)?

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, Font
Great Coates, St Nicholas, font
Great Coates, St Nicholas, font
Great Coates, St Nicholas, font

The octagonal font with its cusped panels and shields is Perpendicular work of the 14th or 15th century.

July 2014

Great Coates, St Nicholas church, font
Greatford, St Thomas Becket, font
Greatford, St Thomas Becket, font
Greatford, St Thomas Becket, font
How could two editions of Pevsner fail to describe this unusual font?
Greatford, St Thomas Becket church, font
Holton le Moor, St Luke, font
Holton le Moor, St Luke, font
Holton le Moor, St Luke, font

The font dates from the restoration of 1926 and incorporates cable moulding dating from the late Saxon or early Norman period.

May 2016

Holton le Moor, St Luke, font
Keelby, St Bartholomew, font
Keelby, St Bartholomew, font
Keelby, St Bartholomew, font

The octagonal font decorated with quatrefoils is 14th century.

July 2014

Keelby, St Bartholomew church, font
Kingerby, St Peter, font
Kingerby, St Peter, font
Kingerby, St Peter, font

The font, an octgonal bowl on an octagonal stem, is plain and undecorated.

May 2016

Kingerby, St Peter church, font
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, St Andrew, font
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, St Andrew, font
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, St Andrew, font

The font - a hemispherical bowl on a single baluster shaft - dates from the eighteenth century.

May 2016

Kirkby Cum Osgodby, St Andrew church, font
Langworth, St Hugh, font
Langworth, St Hugh, font
Langworth, St Hugh, font

The font, made of marble, has with clean lines and modest decoration. It dates from 1901.

May 2016

Langworth, St Hugh church, font
Mareham le Fen, St Helen, font
Mareham le Fen, St Helen, font
Mareham le Fen, St Helen, font

St Helen's octagonal font dates from the Perpendicular period. It has simple panels with low, flat ogee arches and large finials.

April 2016

Mareham le Fen, Srt Helen church, font
Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, font

A simple but well-proportioned octagonal font with recessed panels on each face of the stem.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, font
Morton by Gainsborough, St Paul, font
Morton by Gainsborough, St Paul, font
Morton by Gainsborough, St Paul, font

Marble font and carved wooden font cover, dating from the 1891 rebuilding.

May 2010

Morton by Gainsborough, St Paul, font
Moulton Chapel, St James, Font
Moulton Chapel, St James, Font
Moulton Chapel, St James, Font

The marble font - a square pillar with octagonal bowl and painted wooden ogee-shaped cover - is contemporary with the nave of 1722.

July 2011

Moulton Chapel, St James church, font
Moulton, All Saints, Font
Moulton, All Saints, Font
Moulton, All Saints, Font

The font in All Saints Church, Moulton, has a relief carving depicting the Baptism of Christ.

Flanking the stem of this "bulgy bowl" (Pevsner) are the figures of Adam and Eve.

It was made in 1719 by William Tydd.

Ken Redmore 2010

Moulton, church, font, Tydd,
North Kelsey, St Nicholas, font
North Kelsey, St Nicholas, font
North Kelsey, St Nicholas, font

North Kelsey, St Nicholas, font
Owston Ferry, St Martin, font
Owston Ferry, St Martin, font
Owston Ferry, St Martin, font

The font at St Martin's with finely carved cover.

August 2015

Owston Ferry, St Martin church, font
Partney, St Nicholas, font
Partney, St Nicholas, font
Partney, St Nicholas, font

The octagonal font carries patterns mainly of the Decorated period.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church, font
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Font
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Font
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Font

The octagonal font at St Peter's is from the Decorated period.

It is supported by a cluster of filleted shafts and has panels with quatrefoils around the bowl.

March 2013

Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, font
Rigsby, St James, font
Rigsby, St James, font
Rigsby, St James, font

This octagonal font came from the medieval church in the parish and dates from the Perpendicular period.

Each side of the octagon has three cusped arches with panel tracery above.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church, font
Scothern, St Germain, font
Scothern, St Germain, font
Scothern, St Germain, font

The font at St Germain's probably dates from the 1876 restoration of the church by Charles Kirk

May 2016

Scothern, St Germain church, font
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, font
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, font
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, font

The Norman font is drum-shaped with coupled shafts. The cover, in Jacobean style, dates from the nineteenth century.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, font
Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, font
Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, font
Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, font

The octagonal font has a panelled stem and moulded bowl on large heads. There is a top band of fleurons with small heads.

September 2015

Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul church, font
South Carlton, St John Baptist, font
South Carlton, St John Baptist, font
South Carlton, St John Baptist, font

The font dates from the Victorian restoration of the church. Surely it is 'one off the peg' and not designed by Teulon.

October 2016

South Carlton, St John Baptist church, font
South Willingham, St Martin
South Willingham, St Martin
South Willingham, St Martin

The font is square, with chamfered angles, on nine shafts with fillets. On the bowl are two quatrefoils on each side.

July 2011

South Willingham, St Martin, font
Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, font
Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, font
Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, font

The ornate octagonal font was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

August 2016

Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, font
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, font
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, font
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, font

The font cover has three tiers of painted panels depicting the birth and childhood of Christ.

It was painted by Jesse Bayes.

Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, font, Jesse Bayes
Sudbrooke, St Edward, font
Sudbrooke, St Edward, font
Sudbrooke, St Edward, font

The font dates from 1860; like the rest of the church and its fittings it was designed by John Dobson.

May 2016

Sudbrooke, St Edward church, font
Thorpe St Peter, church font
Thorpe St Peter, church font
Thorpe St Peter, church font

The font is of the Early English period, with trefoiled arches on colonnettes.

There four heads against the underside of the font.

July 2016

Thorpe St Peter, font
Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, font
Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, font
Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, font

Octagonal Perpendicular period (fifteenth century) font.

Mark Acton, 2016

Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, font
Wainfleet All Saints, church font
Wainfleet All Saints, church font
Wainfleet All Saints, church font

The 15th century font in All Saints' church is decorated with traceried panels and emblems of the Passion. Presumably it came from the town's earlier medieval church.

July 2014

Wainfleet All Saints, church font
Worlaby, St Clement, font
Worlaby, St Clement, font
Worlaby, St Clement, font

This Saxon font in St Clement’s, Worlaby, was discarded in the early twentieth century and used as a garden tub for sixty years.

Mark Acton, 2015

Worlaby, St Clement font