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In a church, a basin with drainage hole for washing vessels used in the Mass – usually set in a wall. Occasionally fitted with two drainage holes and then known as a double piscina (example below).

 

Local example (click to enlarge)

Piscina

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Double piscina, St Peter's

C of E church

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