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6. Chancel

defaced Easter sepulchre, where the Mass vessels would once have been kept veiled during the mourning of Lent, occupies a long niche at floor level in the eastern part of the chancel. It is not known whether this structure was originally a tomb, or (more likely) purpose-built when the church was extended. On the walls of the chancel are a number of monuments to the Jenkinson family.

The east window is early Perpendicular in style, replacing a lancet group, of which traces can be seen. The number of lancets cannot be determined from the surviving evidence – it may have been five, but three was more usual.

Copyright- Gabriela Wernicke-Marfo

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