Left side springing

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: S doorway to nave" at Kirkby Lonsdale.

by James Cameron.

Now inside a Neo-Norman porch, the S doorway must have been reset when the S aisle was extended to its current width. Its flanking members are no more than a shallow hollow chamfer, with plain capitals: no abaci, necks or ornament. The only real piece of ornament is the single arch over the doorway. It has two orders of lateral chevron, curved section, which meet on the soffit. This decoration of the soffit means there cannot have been a tympanum.

Above this is a label formed by a fat roll with a thin strip above.

The arch voussoirs with chevron ornament may be the only original element, and the jambs of the doorway left plain so as not to distract from the reused arch.

Dimensions

Height of opening 310 cm
Width of opening 147 cm