On the east wall of the chancel in St Nicholas Church Eydon, are these two Norman buttresses.

They are flat, 19 or 20.5 inches wide and 2 inches deep, and asymmetrically arranged on the wall beneath the present east window. One can be see on the right hand side of the picture, close to the corner buttress, whilst the other, slightly shorter, is off centre below the window. These flat buttresses, probably dating from the 12th century, are evidence that this east wall is Norman work. For more evidence of Norman work in St Nicholas, see DK005a.

Photographer: Dr Kevin Lodge

Image lent by : Dr Kevin Lodge

 

Norman Buttresses, St Nicholas Church

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