Round-headed doorway, of two orders. Stone used is a mixture of fine gritstone, some pinkish, and Magnesian limestone. The first order has no capitals so its plain jambs pass oddly into a chevron arch.
The jambs are sandstone and the arches limestone. The replacement shafts and capital seem all to be in sandstone, as does the original capital on the R.
First order has the residue of a plinth a with chamfered corner; plain jambs; no capitals, but the jambs pass with a hiatus into an arch with plain soffit and chevron mouldings on face. This is much worn where original, renewed on L side. Centrifugal chevron moulding as a roll and then as a hollow, bounded on inner and outer margins by parallel ridges.
Second order: A base shared in an irregular way with the support to the hoodmould. The next course is in original stone too, a rounded plinth and then the detached column, of which a slight portion of the original remains on the L, but otherwise the columns are restorations.
Small cushion capitals above a small round ring, renewed on the L, original on the R. The R capital has a lion on the shield on the W face. The S face is divided horizontally into two unequal areas at the point where the curve meets the upright; there is a finely-detailed foliage pattern in the top strip. On the L side of this field the foliage pattern is symmetrical horizontally, on the R the line of symmetry is vertical. The L capital is a restoration and has foliage patterns on both faces in the upper band.
There is no impost.
The arch is of 14 beakheads placed on a roll moulding in the usual way. They are beakheads with large plain beaks and small ears, other details vary slightly throughout.
1 and 2 have been replaced, but a Galbraith photo in the Conway Library comes to our aid – 353/21(7). Her photograph shows that the original beakhead No.1 had an eight-rayed star in a circle between the ears. The second beakhead is not discernible under the creeper stems.
3 forehead with open parallel 'v's
4 forehead with steeper vs, an ornament with spirals on a 'v' at the centre
5 worn, no detailed photo.
6 similar to 4, but no ornament visible
7 a smaller head, curved lines over each eye, central ornament worn
8 a narrow voussoir, the central of three narrow ones at the apex, similar to 6
9 similar to 6 and 8
10 similar to 6
11 a slightly wider head, forehead lined parallel to eyebrows, the centre with a symmetrical foliage pattern within a raised border. The raised eyeballs have radial lines
12 forehead with parallel lines branching from the central vertical axis; eyballs patterned over a more extensive area than 11. The pattern seems to be of vs.
13 somewhat decayed, no details visible.
14 forehead with symmetrical foliage pattern; eyeballs with radial lines, like grand eyelashes!
Label a modern structure composed of four large pieces with a hollow chamfer, terminating with returned mouldings.