Norman tub font, St Mary’s Church, Kettlewell MYD36578 (c) YDNPA, 2023
The church at Kettlewell has had a chequered history. St Mary’s as it stands today is mostly 19th century with an 18th century tower. Inside however, is evidence of an earlier church, the Norman tub font. The font has a boar’s-head carving on one corner, possibly the badge of the local lords, the Nevilles. The other three corners have the badge of the Virgin Mary, the fleur-de-lys.
Local historians suggest that the Norman church was probably damaged in the great flood of 1686 and eventually completely replaced in the 18th century.
http://www.kettlewell.info/church.cfm – village website with church page giving short description