Tower, spiral staircase, chevron. Photo: Derek Parker.

Image of the feature "Miscellaneous: West Tower" at Devizes.

by Allan Brodie.

On the west face of the west tower, above the north side of the western arch of the crossing, there is a patch of incised diamond decoration. Probably 12th century in date, it is reminiscent of the type of decoration found on the nave piers at Durham Cathedral.

At the base of the vice up into the tower there is a piece of diaper and another piece of chevron. The shaft at the centre of the vice, near its base, is decorated with elaborate beaded strapwork.