E window, interior.

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 2. Windows: Chancel" at Glendalough, Cathedral.

by Roger Stalley.

The E window in the chancel was a narrow lancet.  On the exterior, only the lowest two stones survive on each jamb. These are made of yellow limestone (almost certainly from Dundry). There is an external rebate (possibly for a shutter) followed by a deep quirk.

The interior has a round-headed rear arch, much repaired and rebuilt. Some of the jamb stones have a keeled roll flanked by a gouged roll (three stones on the N and twelve on the S), the same moulding as that on the inner order of the N doorway of the nave. The rest of the jambs have been replaced with plain masonry. Some of the masonry is yellow limestone. The capitals do not survive. The arch has two stepped rolls of lateral chevron on the soffit, meeting a thin roll on the angle; the top section of the arch is badly decayed.

Some sections of jamb also survive on the exterior of the S window and in one of the two N windows. In the S window the feature between the external rebate and the quirk is worked as a large rectangular fillet, set diagonally.