N transept, N wall doorway

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: N transept N doorway" at Buildwas Abbey Church.

by Ron Baxter.

On the N transept N wall, a doorway opening onto a staircase leading down to the Book Room; ttowards the S end of the E range of the cloister. The doorway is single ordered with a tympanum. The jambs are plain and chamfered, carrying imposts that are quirked and hollow chamfered on the inner jambs only. These carry a segmental lintel made up of 6 voussoirs, with a round enclosing arch above. The infill between forms a crescent tympanum. The label is double chamfered.