Town in Time 1 

The Font.     What do we know?

The font is a rather old religious piece that originally came from the Middlesbrough Priory that existed from 1119 and was founded by Robert de Brus as a Benedictine house, it also stood in St Hilda’s Church before coming to the museum. We’ve always understood it to be a Norman font, but recently a chap confessing to being an expert claimed it to be Anglo Saxon? We will now need to investigate.