Chancel arch, S capitals.

Image of the feature "Chancel arch/Apse arches: Chancel arch" at Glendalough, St Saviour.

by Roger Stalley.

Of three orders. Beyond the first order, the arch continues eastwards, forming a barrel-vaulted section, 1.50 m in length, supported on rough corbelling at the level of the imposts. Its profile was originally continued into the barrel vault over the chancel. The Official Guide explains that the 'S group of pillars was standing to its full height in 1875' and except for the capital of the second order is unrestored. However, the capitals on the N side are all restorations.


height to top of impost 1.89 m
width of opening (at base) 3.11 m