A Continuing Argument

After the Lollard Trials of 1428-1430, the arguments around the value of ordained ministers and the sacraments of the Church went underground.  Only to emerge again with the various events of the Reformation culminating in the removal of  religious statues, stained glass and images of every sort.

The process seems to have been completed in Loddon in 1642  at the beginning of the Civil War when a glazier was employed to deface the images in church.  The relief images from around the font were chiselled off and plastered over. In Victorian times, when the plaster was removed the rich colouring was revealed.

The font was relatively new, bought with a bequest from William Berrys in 1428. It was the latest 

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