THE SCULPTED CORBELS
IN THE NORTH AISLE
The roof beams in the north aisle are held on
8 stone corbels, 4 on each side. These corbels are sculpted into
plant designs. They are pictured here numbered 1 (top right) to 8
(top left) in sequence starting at the east end of the south wall
and ending at the east end of the north wall. The style is not
mediaeval and we can deduce that these corbels were made and put in during the 1875
restoration when all the roof timbers were replaced. We are
indebted to Professor Jean Givens for examining the illustrations of
these sculptures and and giving her assessment.
The design is similar to the corbels in the south isle.
1 Hawthorn leaves above and below.
2 Hawthorn leaves above and below.
3 Hawthorn leaves and flower above and below.
4 Hawthorn leaves and flower above and below.
5 Bell shaped flower, possibly lily above, hawthorn leaves below.
6 Hawthorn leaves and flowers above and below.
7 Lily above, hawthorn leaves below.
8 Oak leaves above, hawthorn leaves below.
rose, ears of corn, grapes, lilies, acorns and hawthorn flowers seem
definite, but the identification of the leaves is more difficult.
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