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S doorway, L capitals

Image of the feature "Doorways: Nave, S doorway" at East Dean.

by Kathryn Morrison.

Pointed, of three orders, retaining much whitewash.

First order: plain chamfered jambs, no capitals but hollow-chamfered impost blocks with a salient roll above the hollow and a shallow one below it. Plain chamfered arch.

Second order: nook shafts on attic bases sitting on oblique, rather than stepped plinths; plain neckings, carved capitals (see below) and impost blocks continuous with those of first order. L capital: of the waterleaf variety, incorporating a lower tier of spade-shaped leaves as well as tall, pointed leaves. Rim of bell visible. Main angle damaged. R capital: carved with a single row of pointed leaves; the tip of that on the main angle is broken. Rim of bell visible. Angle roll in the arch.

Third order: as second order; both the capitals as second order, L capital, and both once again damaged at the angle. Arch as second order.

Plain label.

Dimensions

h. of opening 2.45 m
w. of opening 1.055 m
capitals
h. 0.17 m
max. w. 0.18 m