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     Archaeologia Cantiana -    Vol. 16  1886  page 147
                    BARFRESTON CHURCH IN A.D. 1840.  By R.C. Hussey, F.S.A.  Continued

Western most window are new; and the arch of the small doorway, with its corbel-heads, and the string Westward of it, are also new. This doorway had been altered, and made square at the top, but the construction shewed the former existence of an arch.*  The ambries in the Eastern part of the side walls of the chancel have new stone bottoms and lintels; the former lintels were of wood. The East wall has been entirely rebuilt above the lower windows. The mullion of the circular window, together with its head and base, which were all of oak, have been renewed in stone. The shaft of another mullion, and the head of a third, are also new; the tracery was repaired; and one new stone was inserted at the top of the circumference. A little new masonry was required in reinstating the string and the lower windows. Nearly the whole of the North wall of the chancel has been rebuilt, except a portion between its Westernmost

window and the nave. A few pieces of new stone were needed to make good the upper string.
   A pair of scissors (or rather small shears) was found embedded in the walling, in the lower part of the Western end of the North wall of the chancel. In the lower part of the Eastern end of the same wall, there was a fragment of ornamental stone-work bearing the following design:

   In the upper part of the Northern portion of the West wall of the nave, a piece of string moulding,
   * This doorway appeared to have been closed for a very long time.

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