S wall, above doorway, arcading

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 3. Exterior Decoration: b. Arcading: Arcade above S doorway" at Eastham.

by Ben Read.

Above the S doorway is a blind arcade of four bays supported on five columns with detached shafts, round chamfered bases and shallow cushion capitals with plain neckings. The capitals support two orders of arches, the first round-headed and chamfered, the second intersecting. The bases rest on a chamfered sill, decorated with chip-carved saltires above a groove on the face. Above the arcading is a plain chamfered cornice. The whole ensemble is badly weathered; only the two R blocks of the sill have decoration remaining.