The Nave

The north arcade was built when the Norman style of architecture was passing. It has pointed arches but round pillars of the Norman style. The south arcade is Early English with pointed arches but with octagonal pillars. Above the six pointed arches on either side are angels, some praying and some holding up shields as they support the roof. There is an amusing head on the Early English capital of the middle pier on the south side and also a fine piece of stone carving on the capital against the screen.

Above the north door can be seen a display of the Royal Arms of George III, known; as an ‘Achievement of Arms’ and probably commemorating the victory of Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. On either side of this door are slots through which a wooden bar was placed to keep out intruders.

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