Tyne and Wear HER(13533): Newcastle, Church of St. Nicholas, font - Details
Newcastle, Church of St. Nicholas, font
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Fine marble font decorated with the arms of Roberti Rodes, benefactor of Newcastle churches. He was the son of a mayor of Newcastle, and was a lawyer and was mayor himself 1429-31. He sat for Newcastle in five Parliaments between 1427 and 1441. His main career however was leading administrator for Durham Cathedral Priory.
Anthony Goodman, 2009, The Church and Religion in Newcastle 1080-1540 in Diana Newton and AJ Pollard (eds), 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead before 1700, page 74; Dr J.F. Hodgson, 1912, Font and Cover of S. Nicholas Church, Newcastle on Tyne, Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, Vol VI, pp 245-246