This item came from an excavation at Hickleton. Doncaster Museum dates it as c.1000-1100.
This item was seen in 2001 in store at the Museum; in 2012, it was on display there.
The window-head was in about seven pieces, but the surface looks unweathered. The fragments were found "in the footings of the side walls of the chancel extension" on the N side (Ryder 2011, 18); there were also fragments of painted glass, provisionally dated to the 12th century.
The carving is on the exterior face. Next to the opening, the first arc is a chamfer; the next has diagonal incised lines with some on the left varied to make Vs; the third and fourth concentric arcs are rows of star-in-square; the outermost arc is a plain, narrow border.
A little red ochre could be seen on the inside splay (Ryder). There is no obvious rebate for glass or a wooden frame. Ryder does not mention one. See Ryder (2011), 16-17.