Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 3. Exterior Decoration: c. Corbel tables, corbels: Corbels on S wall of nave" at Garton-on-the-Wolds.
by Rita Wood.
S wall of nave
NS2: A disc on edge.
NS3: A mask with a toothy grin.
NS4: A mask restrained by little hands.
NS5: Another disc on edge.
NS6: A mask.
NS7: A bearded man with perhaps his hands on his hips.
NS8: A variation on two heads watching. These are on the angles of the corbel; the one on the L has his tongue hanging out a little, the R head is lost. On the downward face is the top half of a small man, as if looking out of a window. On the W face, an animal faces L but turns its upper body and forepaws outwards to the man’s face on the angle. This animal resembles the animal on the E face of NN10. A triangular shape is at the top to the R of the animal’s head. The E face of the corbel has flaked off, unfortunately.
NS9: A mask
NS10: The block is shallowly cut with a number of motifs. On the main face, an armed man faces R; he seems to have a sword and shield but the remains are worn. On the W face, a man (or a standing animal) faces an animal with a long tail; this animal is twisted round to face N. The downward face of the corbel has a row of four arches in the bottom half and perhaps a larger arch above enclosing them. On the E face, an animal confronts the armed man on the main face. This animal has its mouth open (as on corbels NN10 and NS8); it has a tufted tail.
NS11: An animal mask, with two hands coming from behind (on the under surface) and holding its mouth closed. Compare CN9; contrast CS12.
NS12: A man’s face looking up and grimacing? To the R and below, the ashlar seems to contain a re-used mass-dial.
NS13: A horse-like mask with open mouth.
NS15: Disc on edge.
NS16: Not possible to read
NS18: Mask with some detail round the mouth broken and not legible
NS19: Disc on edge
NS20: At the E end of nave, beyond the pilaster, is a mask perhaps with a face showing in its mouth.