Right capital

Image of the feature "Doorways: S doorway to chancel" at Kirkby Lonsdale.

by James Cameron.

The second S doorway is set in the outer S aisle, but was probably part of the original, unaisled termination of the Norman church. It has flanking free-standing shafts on standard bases (all replaced); the original capitals have acanthus volutes that suggest a transitional, Gothic date of c.1200, later than both the western portions of the main arcades inside, but earlier than the eastern arcades.


Height of opening 111 cm
Width of opening 262 cm