ME02254 - KILLEEN - Font

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The octagonal font (ext. dim. 0.66m; H 0.42m; total H 0.92m) with a circular basin (int. diam. 0.51m; D 0.29m) has shallow chamfered under-panels and is located at the W end of the nave. The shaft (H 0.35m) has a cordon at its narrowed waist, and the base is octagonal with a chamfered upper surface (H 0.22m). The rim is damaged, but has a wave-like top and four attachment points for the covering are present. The upper panels were decorated with armorial shields but too faintly to be interpreted now, while of the three heads carved in the round, only one is undamaged and can be interpreted as that of St John the Baptist. (Roe 1968, 73-6) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 11 March, 2015

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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