N nave doorway tympanum

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: N nave doorway" at Ibstone.

by Ron Baxter.

Round headed, single order with tympanum, blocked.  All that remains is a cuboidal W impost block and the top of the jamb on which it sits.  This impost supports one end of a plain lintel which in turn carries a semicircular tympanum made of lozenge-shaped and half-lozenge blocks, as a form of opus reticulatum, surrounded by an arch of plain voussoirs.


Height of lintel 0.17m
Height of opening 1.82m
Height (radius) of tympanum and enclosing arch 0.74m
Length of lintel (approx.) 1.15m
Width (diameter) of tympanum and enclosing arch 1.45m