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[Architectural Period: Norman]

LITTLE BILLING.

This jar-like and singular Font may be placed early in the Norman period; both irregular in shape and rude in workmanship, it is chiefly interesting for its curious legend, which is written in characters exactly conformable to the great seal of William the Conqueror.

WILBERHTVS ARTIFEX ATq: CEMENTARIUS
HVNC FABRICAVIT qVISqVIS SVVM VENIT
MERLERE LORPVS PROLVL DVBIO CAPIT.

It stands in the centre of the nave at the west end, opposite the south door, which is the principal entrance. It has a lead lining and a drain.

The dimensions are :—

Height, excludive of the step, 3ft. 2in.
Depth outside to the upper moulding 1ft. 3½in.
Depth of the interior 1ft. 1in.
Diameter across the top 2ft. 4in.
Diameter of the interior 1ft. 9½in.

The Church is dedicated in honour of All Saints.

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