Image of the feature "Chancel arch/Apse arches: Chancel arch" at Gayton.
by Ron Baxter.
Round headed, of single order. The jambs have en-delit nook-shafts to the W. Both capitals are 19thc. replacements, with a W-shaped low roll in relief on each face, roll neckings and tall abaci. The imposts have quirked chamfers, and are partly replacement (towards the W) and partly recut. The nook-shafts have no bases, but square-section neckings on chamfered plinths, again 19thc. or heavily restored. The W face of the arch has an angle roll and lateral chevron on the face outside it, consisting of three hollow alternating with two rolls. This is 12thc. work, but the label is entirely 19thc., hollow chamfered with a row of billet in the hollow. The E face of the chancel arch has plain embrasures and arch, the imposts continuing onto the W chancel wall.