The blocked doorway in the S wall of the chancel.

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: S doorway to chancel." at Saxton.

by Rita Wood.

This doorway resembles the one in the N wall of the nave in having a heavy lintel. According to the faculty papers, it would have been blocked around 1876, at which time a new doorway was made in the N vestry (Borthwick Institute, Fac. 1876/5). There seems to be a chamfer on the R jamb, where the cement is gappy. The whole S wall had been disturbed to put in the pointed medieval windows; there probably were two round-headed windows as remain more distinctly on the N wall of the chancel. From inside on this S wall, there is less to see.

Dimensions

Very approx. w. of opening 0.83m