Medieval Stone Font from Abbeyland
Medieval Font associated with an entrance to the Abbey at Navan as recorded by the National Museum of Ireland
Medieval Stone Font: Reg No. 1977:7
Gift of Mr. George Keenan, Abbeyland, Navan
An undecorated medieval font. The font is a well cut octagonal vessel, straight sided and undecorated. Only two of the original eight panels are complete. Basin is circular and concave. The drain is not centrally placed but is to the side and is of fairly crude execution. The base of the font is quite plain and featureless and gives no indication of how the font was originally mounted. Local information indicates the font was complete up to recent times but apparently was damaged when moved from one part of the yard to another.
Dimensions: Font Panels 31cm X 18cm and 31 cm X 16cm
Basin: Diameter 30cm internally (at the top), 38 cm externally (at the top)
Depth: (at centre) 24.5cm
Rim: 4 – 5cm
Local tradition associates the font with an entrance to the Abbey of Navan.