Chancel, north wall, window, left side, nook shaft

Image of the feature "Windows: Window in north wall of chancel" at Campsall.

by Gerry Fountain.

This window has sculpture inside and out. It is an area of the church which would have been near the altar, which may account for its extra decoration. Compare Birkin (YW).

First order plain. Second order rises from the string course which is a little higher than the bottom of the window. Plain square plinth, worn or remade base; restored free-standing shafts. Left capital triple scallop, with the scallop on the angle overhanging the cone like a volute. Right capital a double scallop with the cone continuing on both faces. Impost blocks are decorated. Left side, partly restored, has a plain chamfer. Above a groove, the upright has fluted foliage on a wavy beaded stem. The chamfer on the right side has a series of raised semicircular arcs either side of a raised horizontal double line. On the upright (restored) two rows of a similar pattern are separated by horizontal bands. In the arch, plain in the soffit; angle roll; on the face a hollow with ridges either side.  

The label to this window is also highly carved, and restored. The profile is unusual, it is flat with a slight chamfer to inside and outside edges, perhaps compare the loose fragment described below, Priest’s Room number 1. The carved design is based on a zigzagging division with fans of fluted foliage in each triangle.

The interior face of this window is shafted, this order set back from the splay, and plain in the arch. The plinths are square. They are both carved with a man’s head which is tilted upwards but that on the east is damaged or worn. The left base is marked horizontally into two zones by double incised lines; another pair of lines at the top. The right base has three horizontal mouldings, the upper one is widest and has cable pattern. The shafts are free-standing. The damaged left capital is double scallop with darts, and incised curve; the right capital is undamaged, double scallop with darts; the shields are not incised.