The Font

Explore St Paul's Cathedral - Virtual Tour



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At the west end of the North Transept is the large marble font of St Paul's Cathedral. It was carved in 1726-1727 at a cost of £350 by Francis Bird - the stonemason who was responsible, among other things, for the huge sculpture which adorns the pediment outside the west end of the Cathedral: the Conversion of St Paul. It is carved in blue-veined Italian marble, which has a yellowish tint. The form, with its deeply scooped gadroons, is unusual and more closely resembles grand items of table silver than a font.