Saturday, 23 April 2011

St James' Church at Louth (2)

The interior of the church, with the alabaster font on the right. It dates from 1856, but is cracked so is no longer used.

The stone font which is used, and which was sculpted at the time of the building of the church. You can see that there are still traces of colour on the leaves at the top, so originally, this must have been quite a focal point.
In a close up of the leaf carving, you can see the paint colours, still visible after about 571 years. It was a fascinating building to visit and there were some very nice and obviously well informed stewards there who gave me lots of interesting information.

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