E wall, blind arcading

Image of the feature "Arcading: E chancel wall" at Halesowen.

by Ben Read.

Across the gable of the E chancel wall is a blind arcade of eight bays, supported on nine columns standing on a chamfered string course with a groove on the face. The columns have detached monolithic shafts on double scallop bases, plain neckings, cushion capitals with angle tucks, and hollow-chamfered impost blocks with a groove on the face. Some are eroded, and many appear to have been replaced.

L respond: eroded.

Column 1: probably all replaced.

Column 2: shaft and base probably replaced; eroded capital and impost.

Column 3: probably all replaced.

Column 4: eroded.

Columns 5, 6 and 7: probably all replaced.

R respond: eroded. Plain intersecting round-headed arcade of one order, badly weathered. Above is a small plain oculus.