S doorway.

Image of the feature "Doorways: S doorway" at Darley.

by Colin Morse.

A simple sandstone Norman doorway (now blocked) in the S wall of the present chancel. It comprises two chamfered semi-circular headed arches, with a chamfered label above. The first arch is inset with the chamfered doorway jambs carried down to the base of the opening. There is no decoration either on the arches or jambs of the opening. The second arch, also blocked off, is considered to be a window opening. The second arch is chamfered and  made of one piece of sandstone; inner jambs also chamfered.


1st arch, depth of voussoirs 0.18m
1st arch, internal diameter 1.47m
2nd arch, internal diameter 0.87m
2nd arch, width 0.16m
Height of doorway, below crown, 1st arch 2.43m
Height of doorway, below crown, 2nd arch 1.12m
Label, depth from wall face 0.065m
Label, width 0.12m
LAbel, width of face 0.05m