C 8. 8i in. (1, 4.)
Single row of leaves arranged vertically, inclining alternately to right and to left, and slightly overlapping each other.
D 1. 11J. (6, modern.)
In centre a shield bearing arms of the St. Clere family (a sun countercharged). Above it, the upper half of the figure of an angel, with bare head, and facing left. Curly hair. Hands shown holding shield. Wears a loose robe, continued for a very short distance below shield. Collar and cuffs turn over. Wings displayed over each shoulder, as though attached to the head. Below a floriated scroll.
D 2. 16i in. (1, 2, 3.)
Design similar to C 7.
D 3. 17 in. (2, 5.)
Divided into two squares. Upper sub-divided by bend dexter, lower by bend sinister. The interspaces occupied by floriated ornaments like half flowers.
D 4. 16f in. (1, 3.)
Design somewhat similar to B 4, except that the half circle is placed at the upper part, and of vesica shape.
D 5. 16J in. (1, 3, 5.)
Two unequal-sized square panels: upper (larger) similar to corresponding one of B 3. Lower has an architectural flower.
D 6. 16f in. (1, 2, 3.)
Upright double symmetrical leaf-like scroll ornament.
D 7. 12 in. (1, 3.)
Divided by oblique lines into five compartments, three being oblique squares, and two triangular (above and below), occupied by floriated ornaments.
D 8. 6 in. (1, 2, 3.)
Plain roundels, arranged vertically, and touching each other. Border on one side only. Is the narrowest pewend in the church.
E 1. 12 in. (4, 6.)
Full length figure of an angel, with wings, three-quarter face looking to left. Long loose habit reaching to the feet; high up in the neck and with loose sleeves—no hands shown.
Bears a shield (in centre of panel) containing arms of the St. Clere family. Lower fifth, contains a square formal architectural leaf.2
E 2. 16 in. (4)
Divided into two squares. In the lower is an architectural flower, with the petals much crumpled. The upper is divided by a cross saltire, containing formal half flowers, similar in character to that in the lower division.
E 3. 16 in. (1, 3, 7.) Vide plate 5.
Large-sized female head and neck in upper half, in profile, looking to right; wearing close-fitting cap, completely enveloping hair and ears. Neck rests in an ornament shaped like a cornucopaeia, and terminating in a flower. On the restored portion the letters A. W. are incised.
E 4. 16f in. (1, 2, 3, 4.)
Double symmetrical scroll-like ornament. Carving poor and shallow.
E 5. 16f in. (1, 3, 4.)
Two square divisions. Upper occupied by two vertical fish-like bodies, placed symmetrically, and facing each other. Mouths wide open, showing teeth; upper jaws connected by a ring. Between the two is a vertical ornamental standard. Lower divided by bend dexter, with floriated ornaments in the spaces.
E 6. 16f in. (1.)
Of similar design to C 7.
E 7. 11J in. (1, 4, 7.)
Leaves arranged vertically and alternately—terminating in an alligator-like head, with open mouth displaying large teeth.
E 8. 9 in. (1, 4.)
Stalk and leaves.
F 1. llf in. (5.) Vide plate 6, a.
At base, a sitting figure almost nude (has a sash round the waist), with a grotesque face. Upholds a shield, charged above with a greyhound current (rather mutilated), below an owl. In upper part of panel is a helmet inclined, and surmounted with crest of a dog. Eepresents the arms of the Ford family. The Fords were related by marriage to the St. Clere family. a Vide illustration in D. A. xxii. 280.
F 2. 16| in. (No stamp mark.)
Panel divided into spaces by a cross saltire above and below, united in the centre. The middle interspace occupied by a full face with arabesque border. The other divisions contain floriated ornaments. Two formal flowers at base.
F 3. 16 J in. (4.)
Two and a half circular compartments, sub-divided into vesica-shaped spaces (6 in all) containing floriated ornaments.
F 4. 16 J in. (No stamp mark.)
Upper half contains female figure to the waist. Body in full front, but head in profile to the left, and covered with cap of folded material, fitting closely. Under garment rises high in the neck, and is fastened by a plain band-like brooch. Tight-fitting dress, cut low and square in the front, with a loose piece over the shoulders like a sash. In lower half a decorated scroll-like ornament.
F 5. 161 in- 0. 2, 3, 4, 5.)
Long saltire-wise cross. Upper division contains an ungainly-looking head with long hair, and wearing a flat cap (coronet ?). Face in profile to the left. The other spaces contain floriated ornaments.
F 6. 111 in. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5.)
Panel divided symmetrically into spaces, formed by half circles in apposition at their convex surfaces, and terminating above in a circular compartment containing a head in profile, similar to, but smaller than that in F 5. All the spaces occupied by formal floriated ornaments. Apparently by the same carver as F 5.
F 7. 8 in. (1, 2, 3, 5.) Vide plate 6, b.
In upper fourth of panel the head and shoulders of a female figure (?), remarkably well designed and carved. The face in profile to the left. Head covered with a close-fitting decorated cap, concealing the hair and ears. Over this, tilted forwards, is a hat of soft material, with turned-up brim, and decorated with a feather. It is retained in place by a band, passing round the back of the head. Dress high up in neck. Tightfitting jacket, with shoulder-pieces. In lower threefourths a branched foliated stem. Border of similar design to A 2 and A 6.
F 8. 17 in. (1, 3, 5.) Vide plate 4.
A half-length female figure, shown above a hatch or hall-door (?), occupies the upper part of the panel. Face in profile, looking towards the left, at the representation of a large bird, trussed ready for cooking, and suspended in the left-hand upper corner. Head covered with a close-fitting cap, formed of one piece folded, or of bands, united at their edges. In shape it is similar to the diamond headdress of the Tudor period, there being a slight angle in the centre of the forehead; the border passes almost directly backwards to the temples, from whence two lappets project forwards, towards the lower part of the cheek (covering the ears), the hair being shown in the angle so formed. The cap has a decorated edging (of lace ?). A wide ornamental band or carcanet surrounds the neck. The gown, cut low and square in front, displays a portion of the under – garment. There is a broad-shaped waistband; this and the edging of the gown are of decorated material; otherwise the latter is plain. The sleeves are rolled up above the elbow, so as to leave the arms bare. A platter is held in the left hand, while the right is employed in grasping the tail of a dog, occupying the lower part of the panel. This animal has a long body, with smooth skin; the tail is long, and so is the head, with its long flap ears. It is apparently intended to represent a turnspit dog, although the forelegs are not depicted of the form generally possessed by that race.3
F 9. 16J in. (1.)
Very large leaves. Lower part of panel plain. Border unlike that of any other, consisting of plain, undecorated roundels.
F 10. 16f in. (1.)
Long bend sinister, with contorted foliated ornaments in the divisions.
F 11. 15J in. (1, 3, 4.)
Two squares, each containing a large formal architectural leaf.
* Vide illustration and description in Jesse’s Anecdotes of Dogs (Bonn’s ed.), 418. The dog worked inside a hollow drum like squirrel in its cage, and when once in motion had to continue running. ” When we consider that a large solid piece of beef would take at least three hours before it was properly roasted, we may form some idea of the task a dog had to perform in turning a wheel during that time.” In Chambers’s Book of Days (i. 490) there is an engraving of a dog so employed.
F12. 12 in. (4.)
Two squares; upper divided by bend sinister, with floriated ornaments; lower contains full flower.
G 1. 16J in. (1, 6.)
G 2. 17 in. (1, 3, 4.)
Interlacing stalks, not symmetrical.
G 3. 16| in. (1, 3.)
Scroll, with flower-like ornaments; in the upper left angle a small face upturned, with wing-like ornaments on either side.
G 4. 16J in. (No stamp-mark.)
Interlacing bands or stalks, not symmetrical.
G 5. 16f in. (1, 3.)
A large bearded head in profile, facing left, situated in the concavity of an arabesque ornament, and terminating in a scroll-like decoration. It bears some resemblance to, and has been called, the decorated head of an Indian.
G6. 17 in. (1,4.)
Long bend sinister dividing floriated ornaments.
G 7. 16f in. (4, 6.)
A large shield of oblique form, containing the arms of the St. Clere family, with various quarterings (of the Courtenay, Chiverton, and Yarty families). At base, a contorted, scroll-like ornament. Above it is a halflength figure, with face in profile to the right; head covered with a close-fitting cap, with a protecting knob behind. Habit rather loose, folded across the breast, and with a deeply cut scalloped border. Upper part of sleeve puffed, rest closely-fitting, with turned-up cuff.
G8. 17 in. (1,4.)
General design and treatment similar to B 4.
G 9. 16J in. (1, 4, 6.)
Upright fish-like figure, terminating below in an ordinary fish tail; above in the head of an animal with mouth open, showing large tongue. Scroll-like ornaments attached to lower part of body.