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Pillar piscina shaft, view from top

Image of the feature "VI. Loose Sculpture: Pillar piscina shaft" at Norton Mandeville.

by Ron Baxter.

Held in a metal ring attached to the S chancel wall is the monolithic capital and upper section of shaft of a pillar piscina; drilled centrally though from top to bottom. The capital is moulded with a hollow chamfere below a roll, and the shaft is single cable moulded with deep round strands of cable striated on their surface. The stone is generally worn, and is an oolitc limestone, probably Barnack.

Dimensions

Diameter at bottom 0.125 m
Diameter at top 0.16 m
Diameter of drain hole 0.035 m
Max. height of block 0.19 m