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|