Great tower, internal W doorway

Image of the feature "Doorways: Great Tower, main storey, internal W doorway" at Goodrich Castle.

by Ron Baxter.

Single order with tympanum, segmental round-headed.

The jambs are plain with a slight chamfer, and carry plain chamfered imposts (the N a replacement) which support a plain monolithic tympanum with no lintel.  The enclosing arch is stilted, with roughly-cut upright springers and an arch with a slight chamfer.  It may well be, as Thurlby suggests, that in its original form, the tympanum had projections to left and right, and was thus a combination of tympanum and lintel.  The stones of the arch may have been recut or replaced.  No measurements were taken.