Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts


Some wood engravings from Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts by F. A. Paley, M.A., 1844; Mr. Paley was at this time the honorary secretary of the Cambridge Camden Society, according to the title page. This is Frederick Apthorp Paley (1815 – 1888) according to the Library of Congress catalogue.

Note that these are fonts for wetting the heads of infants in batism, not computer fonts!

[picture: Stratton, Cornwall]

Stratton, Cornwall

[Architectural Period: Norman] [more...] [$]

[picture: Little Billing, Northamptonshire.]

Little Billing, Northamptonshire.

[Architectural Period: Norman] [more...] [$]

[picture: Chalk, Kent]

Chalk, Kent

This pleasing specimen of a plain Norman Font is cut in Purbeck Marble, but now white-washed. It is 2ft. 5½in. high; 1ft. 6½in. across the top; the bowl is [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Strubby, Lincolnshire]

Strubby, Lincolnshire

[Architectural period: Decorated] [more...] [$]

[picture: King's Cliff, Northamptonshire]

King’s Cliff, Northamptonshire

[Architectural Period: Early English] [more...] [$]