String-course on NW buttress of tower.

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 3. Exterior Decoration: a. String courses: String-courses on tower" at Garton-on-the-Wolds.

by Rita Wood.

1.  On the W façade, immediately below the window and within the pilasters, is a string-course slightly deeper than normal. It has a wide vertical surface and an upper and a lower chamfer. The upright is cut with a pattern of saltire crosses, each made of four narrow lenticular excavations or ‘petals’. There does not seem to be any evidence for the central arris added to the ‘petals’ in the restored sections.

2.  The chamfered impost of the W doorway continues up to the pilasters as a string-course with a saltire star pattern, chip-carved as usual.

3.  On the tower, as the continuation of the hood mould over the W window, this string-course is plain and chamfered. It runs over buttresses and across N and S faces of the tower; it is continuous with the corbel-table. Pearson takes it across the E face of the chancel so, in a sense, it is complete all round the building.

Internally, there is none to see.