The font now in use is modern. In the south aisle are the remains of a tub font (see left), very plain and crude. Gill in his Vallis Eboracensis refers to the font at Gilling as being rude and crumbling and of extreme antiquity. This old font was dug up in the churchyard and may be the one referred to by Gill. Note the section cut away, perhaps to take the babys head.
Photo © Adrian Smith 2000
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