Billet voussoir front view

Image of the feature "VI. Loose Sculpture: Billet voussoir" at Norton Mandeville.

by Ron Baxter.

Loose in an aumbry in the N nave wall behind the harmonium, a small voussoir of clunch carved with a row of 3 billets. The stone is squared off at the L end, broken at the R end. and chipped away at the intrados. The carving is crisp and the tooling very clear, and it is likely that the stone was rejected but not discarded.


Height of front face 0.07 m
Length of block 0.205 m
Max. thickness, front to back 0.07 m