Tower E doorway, arch from below

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: Doorway reset in E tower wall" at Thundridge Old Church.

by Ron Baxter.

Round headed, 1 order, reset. The doorway is set in the blocked tower arch, and is liberally coated with paint or whitewash.

The jambs have engaged angle rolls, which might originallyhave carried capitals. Unfortunately the topmost blocks of each jamb are som badly damaged as to render this uncertain. The tall chamfered impost blocks are both badly worn and chipped. The eye of fau=ith might detect some decoration; possibly chip-carved on the N impost, but again the general wear and thick coating of paint make this uncertain. The arch itself is decorated with elaborate point-to-point freestanding chevron over the inner angle roll, Some units are hyphenated, suggesting that the voussoirs have been inaccurately assembled. On the face of the arch, towards the extrados, is a single shallow centrifugal face chevron roll flanked by rows of beading inside and out.


Height of opening 2.29 m
Width of opening 1.14 m