W facade with round tower.

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 2. Windows: W gable" at Dysert O'Dea.

by Tessa Garton.

Round-headed, of one order with angle roll and slightly inclined carved jambs (see below). The window is a later reconstruction using fragments from several different Romanesque windows.

N jamb, from bottom: two stones carved with interlaced snakes biting an angle roll; a section of curved scalloped moulding; three stones carved with interlaced snakes biting angle roll as on the bottom two stones; two stones bearing broad-leaved foliage (Scandinavian style); multiple nested chevron.

S jamb: a quadruped (?dog) emerging from the angle roll to bite interlace which links with that on the next three stones, each of which bears a beakhead biting the angle roll with hair forming interlace; triple chevron, with mouldings connecting with the angle roll; cruciform pattern framed by curved mouldings overlapping angle roll; shallow geometric ornament; two chevrons with points laid on angle roll and small trefoil leaves in the triangular fields outside the chevrons; triple chevron, with mouldings connecting to angle roll, similar to the fifth stone.

All the stones bearing interlace on the N jamb belong to a coherent design, as do those on the S jamb. Plain arch. Inside, the window has a plain rounded splay, but the bottom stones of each reveal show traces of decoration. S reveal: plaitwork or knot design. N reveal: angle roll and curved moulding.