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W doorway, head of arches

Image of the feature "Doorways: West doorway to tower" at Garton-on-the-Wolds.

by Rita Wood.

The doorway is part of a design for an impressive W facade; above it is the relief with St Michael and two angels, and then a large window. See VCH II, plate opposite p. 129 for a view in 1971, when there was noticeably more of the sculptural panel. Described in the present report under the separate headings of doorway, window, string courses and sculptural panel, it was meant as a unity.

The W doorway is of four orders and a label. The course containing the capitals is unusually deep/high for this relatively early time in the 12th-century; it would be more characteristic of Transitional work in this region.

Dimensions

approx. height of impost block 0.14m
height of capital and ring 0.3m
height of opening 2.78m
width of opening 1.3m