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To ffarmer... hewing of pannell 30s. The Pannell are pyled on 2 heapes in the Garden and are in number 133 dozen of pannell of punchion 41 dozen for the which he is fullie paid.
The number of bourdes sawed and reckoned on the other side of the leaffe are (accompting there withall their veales and wastes kirffes) seven score and ten hundredd. Whereof I gave to Mr. Raffe Sheldon of Beoley toward the bourding of his newe house at Weston in Warwickshire 20 hundred. So there remayneth to me piled in the masons work-house 6 score and 10 hundredd.
In the name of God Amen. Nowe purposing by God's assistance to go forward withe building of Kyer House and reparinge the ruyns thereofI brought John Bentley ffreemason from Oxford (where he wrought the newe addition to Sir Thomas Bodleigh his famous library) with me as I came from London to Kyer to take instructions from me by veinge the place to draw me a newe platte for I altered my first intent, because I wold not encroche on the Churchyard, nor alter it, nor build a new Churchyarde more convenient hard by because my consyence wold have accused me of doinge the same, of purpose only to grace myne owne house.*
* The church and churchyard were on the eastern side of a courtyard on two levels, and divided by a flight of steps, quite close to the house.
position with regard to piscina and sedilia is indicated in the block below. The inner (ie., towards the chancel) edge of the arch is rebated, but there are no indications of hinges, the walls being plastered. The outer edge is chamfered off to a square aperture.
The lower part of the window in the centre of the north wall, for about eighteen inches above the sill (which is four feet from the ground), is narrower than the glazed portion, and this narrower part is stopped up with a flagstone. There are no indications of hinges or how it was originally stopped; and inside the chancel it is covered up by a modern sill.
BY JOHN WARD.
OME low side windows and other peculiarities of the chancel of Trowell Church, East Notts, are well worthy of consideration. general character of this chancel will be better gathered from the following sketches from my note-book (not made to scale) of the sidewalls, than from a description. The main fabric is of Early English untrimmed masonry in thin courses, indicated by the closer shading. To this period belong the windows and doorway of the north wall, and the filledin arch on the opposite side. The filling-in of this arch is either of Perpendicular date (the date of its window and plinth, which is carried also round the south aisle), or later, the window and plinth (presumably of a chapel on this side) being re-used. The eastward window of this south wall is also a Perpendicular insertion. Immediately below its sill is a square aperture (about eighteen inches wide and sixteen inches high, and four feet six inches from the ground), now filled in flush with the chancel wall. Its inner face is still open, and takes the form of a piscina-like opening; its floor, however, is quite flat. Its
The westward window of this north wall is immediately to the right of the priest's door. It is somewhat smaller than the above, and its lower part is similarly filled in with a flagstone, but is as wide as the upper part. The sill is two feet ten inches above the ground, but the internal arrangement is hidden by modern work. This is a casement window; the iron framework is certainly very old. external chamfer of each jamb, and extending from the level of the top of the flagstone to the spring of the arch, is a line of cement filling a groove of some sort, but there is nothing to indicate its nature.
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