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Latitude: 52.9779 / 52°58'40"N
Longitude: -2.4029 / 2°24'10"W
OS Eastings: 373042
OS Northings: 342358
OS Grid: SJ730423
Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.JJTG
Mapcode Global: WH9BS.2D1X
Entry Name: Former Font Approximately 15 Metres to South West of Church of Saint Leonard
Listing Date: 5 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1056074
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260454
Location: Woore, Shropshire, CW3
Civil Parish: Woore
Built-Up Area: Woore
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Woore St Leonard
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 74 SW WOORE C.P. NANTWICH ROAD (north-
Former font approx.
15 metres to south-
west of Church of Saint
Font, now monument. Dated 1636. Dressed grey sandstone with herringbone
tooling. Former octagonal font consisting of tapered stem with square
base and panelled tapered bowl. Probably early C19 pyramidal stone
cap with polyhedral finial. Late C19 or early C20 square brick pedestal.
Bowl inscribed: "The gift of William Lawton 1636". An entry in the
Mucklestone register of 1636 reads: "November 1. John Lawton, sone of
William Lawton and Elizabeth ... bap., being the first baptism in the
new Font or Baptistry given to the Chappell of Woore in the Parish of
Muckleston by the gift of William Lawton". The font was probably removed
from the old chapel when the present building (q.v.) was built in 1830-
1. Vivienne Painting, The History of St. Leonard's Church Woore Shropshire.
Listing NGR: SJ7304242358
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