Friday, 29 July 2016

The Aylesbury Font

It is quite a cycle up towards Bledlow Ridge from the noisy B 4009, the Lower Icknield Way, a route claimed to be the oldest road in Britain

We entered the church. There are some 22 'Aylesbury' fonts named after one of the best examples in St. Mary's Church, Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. They are mainly situated in mid-Buckinghamshire and under 8 miles from the Icknield Way with half of them being within a mile! 

Sincere thanks to this scholarly insight. This is written by Ken Goodearl, who lives in Chorley Wood. 

He continues 'The fonts are a cup or chalice-shaped with vertical fluting on the lower part of the bowl. 

The Font at Bledlow

The gold chalices made at St. Alban’s at the same time may have inspired the shape and decoration. Perhaps the craftsmen responsible for the design of these fonts may have been trained at St. Alban’s.'

Our first visit prior to the Font spotting!

Many thanks to Jennifer, Vicar of Bledlow with Saunderton and Horsenden, who gave us access to Holy Trinity is the link to Ken's blog

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