Image of the feature "Doorways: Blocked N doorway to nave" at Dent.
by Rita Wood.
The round-headed doorway must have been reset, and is blocked. It is of one order and a label. The stone is mostly a granular light grey sandstone, making a contrast with the fabric of the reddish roughly-coursed rubble wall.
The label is chamfered and plain on the inner side; on the vertical face the stones have dentation (that is, zigzag carved on two levels).
There are label-stops in the form of animal masks. These differ: that on the L has its tongue flopping between the teeth; the mask on the R is more like those seen on corbels, with teeth showing on three sides of a squareish mouth. The ears of the creatures are short and not pointed; they are at right-angles to the skull, but are slightly elongated and drawn back, conforming to the plane of the label.
|Height (along circumference) of L mask||0.14 m|
|Height (ditto) of R mask||0.16 m|
|Height of opening from ground||2.21 m|
|Label projects from wall surface||0.06 m|
|Radial width of label||0.13 m|
|Width of opening||1.205 m|