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wide, as children do when "making a mouth." Single figure, in straddling position, vomiting, hands on knees. It has been suggested that these figures are intended to represent Sloth, Gluttony, and Intemperance.

On the east chancel wall: North-east buttress: Figure with bat's head and ears, wide-open mouth, long wings, feathered body, bird's claws, human arms and hands, embracing a figure much smaller than itself. South-east buttress: A boat, symbolising the Church, in the middle of it a man is seated. At bottom terminations

of main gable: On north side, a man's head in a hood; on south side a woman's head with flowing hair. High up in gable, over east window, lighting roof above framed spars, is a small cusped window of one light; the label termination of this on the north is a small figure holding to his face what looks like a fiddle; his head is turned towards the north; that on the other side is a similar figure facing south. The label terminations of the east window are on the north side, head of a man; on the south, that of a woman; the man wears a hood, the point of which is twisted over on to his left temple. On the south side of the chancel. Three pinnacled buttresses (beginning from the east): Robed figure, straddling, head twisted to west, open mouth. A frog squatting, head broken off. A single figure, with owl's head, open beak and eyes, and great wings.

Turret staircase: Figure "making a mouth," and a bat's head, both twisted to east.

Three south chancel windows (label terminations beginning from the west): Crowned head, curling hair, moustache and short beard; head of a queen; man's head, face close shaven, long hair;

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woman with hands on her hips; man's head, square beard, hair curling up at ends; man's head in hood, the point of which is twisted over on to his right temple.


The roofs of the nave and chancel consist of framed spars, waggon-shaped, and massive in appearance. Their somewhat steep pitch is an attractive feature. The chancel roof is of ancient date. The nave timbers were found to be rotten and had to be replaced by others in 1886. The roofs of the nave and aisles are covered with stone slabs, or slates, which are now of a varied and beautiful colour. The chancel roof is covered with lead.

The remains of a black-letter inscription, which appears to be a text from the Bible, is just visible on the south nave wall, at the eastern end; others were at one time visible in similar positions on this wall. In some cases an inscription in black had been painted over some earlier red lettering.

Amongst the internal objects of interest are the carved head of a man, with beard and moustache and curling hair, at the apex of the chancel arch on the east side, and the heads which terminate the hood mould of the same arch on the same side.

They are of a woman, with refined face and flowing hair, and of a man, with hair cut short over forehead and curled in a formal manner, moustache and square-cut beard, and round-topped morion or scull cap.

There were at one time no less than four altars in this church, as testified by the piscinas which still exist, in the south wall of the chancel, at the east end of the north and south nave aisles (both in the south walls), and the fourth in the chapel to the north of the chancel, now used as a clergy vestry.

The junction between the Decorated chancel and the Perpendicular nave is clearly indicated by the character of the masonry on the west side of the chancel arch, for here the toothing is clearly to be traced on each side of the nave, about two feet six inches from its eastern wall. We notice at once that the later walling is of a less finished character than the earlier, being rougher and not so accurately bedded. An examination of the eastern ends of the nave leads to the almost irresistible conclusion that a Decorated nave was projected and commenced at the same time as the Decorated chancel. Not merely is this conclusion supported by an examination of the doors and windows in the south turret staircase, but by the stone corbelling to carry the wall plate, which is to be seen at the top of the north nave wall, and which extends to about three feet westwards. It is about two feet higher than the present wooden wall plate.

One of the small problems which has been the subject of discussion is the difference in height of the base mouldings of the responds, at the eastern ends of the nave arcades; those on the north side being about a foot lower than those on the south, which would probably arise from the north aisle having been built before that on the south.

The nave is separated from the aisles by arcades of four bays. The arches are of fairly steep pitch and well moulded. The columns are octagonal on plan, and, as is customary with work of this period, there is little or no variety in the character of the mouldings, and the effect is therefore monotonous and uninteresting.

The nave arcade measures twenty-seven feet from the floor to the top of the wall plate; and the ridge of the nave roof is forty-seven feet from the floor line. The chancel is the same height within a few inches as the nave.

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