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N nave wall, arched stone

Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 5. Interior Decoration: c. Miscellaneous: Arched carved stone" at Balscote.

by Janet Newson.

Mounted on the N nave wall, decorating a round-headed recess, is an arched stone, possibly part of a tympanum. The apex of the arch carries two petals of what was probably a 4-petalled, perhaps compass-drawn, flower design. The lower edge is chamfered and a small notch has been cut into the soffit to give the arch a slight ogee shape. The recess itself now houses a memorial tablet.