E wall, NE corner, scallop capital

Image of the feature "Vaulting/Roof Supports: Chancel" at Ballintober .

by Hazel Gardiner.

Of three bays with quadripartite responds and pointed arches. The capitals between the bays have a fine roll moulding below the impost which is decorated with a double groove. The impost continues into a plain chamfered string between the bays and this continues to the E wall, becoming the plain label of the triple, nave window. The capitals (apart from those at E and W angles) rest on a coursed, triple-colonnette, consisting of a central keeled three-quarter respond flanked by a three-quarter round shaft. The responds taper to a point just above a plain round string-course about 2.0 m from floor level (this continues to the E wall dropping 0.30 m app. to continue beneath the nave window). At the tapering point of the columns of the S capital between first and second bays is a small, damaged mask, with the side columns emerging from its mouth. There are pointed arches between the bays.