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Description: Font Approximately 30 Metres South of Tetley Hall
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165116
OS Grid Reference: SE7760811733
OS Grid Coordinates: 477608, 411733
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5964, -0.8288
SE 71 SE CROWLE WHARF ROAD
(south-west side, off)
3/56 Font approximately
30 metres south of Tetley
Font. Probably mid C17. Limestone. Tub font with square lower section,
octagonal upper section. East side bears 2 roughly inscribed C17 dates with
final figures very worn: the lower one perhaps 1660. Reputedly from the
Protestant church in the fortified settlement at Sandtoft founded in the mid
C17 by the Dutch drainers. Local commoners vandalised the church in 1651
and 1656, after which it presumably returned to use, but by 1686 it was in
ruins. Presumably retrieved by one of the Stovin family of Tetley Hall
(qv), perhaps George Stovin the antiquary (1696-1780) who probably inscribed
the dates. Included partly for historical associations. N Loughlin and
K Miller, A Survey of Archaeological Sites in Humberside, 1978, p 152;
V Cory, Hatfield and Axholme, an Historical Review, 1986, p 59.
Listing NGR: SE7760811733
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Source: English Heritage
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