W doorway, arches, detail.

Image of the feature "Doorways: Nave, W Doorway" at New Shoreham (now Shoreham-by-Sea).

by Kathryn Morrison.

This doorway has been reset in the W wall of the truncated nave, and may have been the original W doorway. In its present position it has a pointed arch, but was probably round-headed originally. It has a plain, continuous inner order. The main order comprises en delit columns with worn capitals; the bases are below present ground level. The impost blocks are also very worn. The arch is carved with beak-head, but very few voussoirs retain surface detail. The heads grasp an angle roll in their beaks. The label was carved with spheres or pellet, and is again extremely worn: very few entire spheres survive, and even some which appear to have been renewed are now very worn. The springers of the label were carved with figural or foliage motifs, now too worn to be deciphered.


h. 2.43 m
w. 1.52 m