THE CEILING

wagon roof

 

The wagon roof in the chancel has a wall plate, which is beautifully carved with a festoon of roses, foliage and flowers both large and small. The capitals on the pillars are also very elaborately carved varieties of flowers and plants.

 

roof boss

roof boss

The roof of the nave is divided into 24 sections and a carved boss marks each intersection. Three of the bosses represent grotesques masks, crudely carved.

The remainder of the bosses are roses. The wagon roof of the south Aisle is of a later date (early 15th century) and the intersections are marked by bosses carved in concentric circles. The nave roof was repaired in 1971 but the bosses are original and a metre of the original wall plate can been seen by the rood screen on the north side. This is probably a portion of the original 15th century roof.