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  • Chapter house interior

    • Chapter house interior

      Interior, chapter house, view from west (through entrance).

      Showing the eastern bay with seats for the dignitaries elevated above the others.

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      • Chapter house vaults springing from central pillar.

        Central pillar is composed of purbeck colonnettes. Painting in vaulting is primarily 19th century.

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        • Original base of the central pillar.

          A section of the engaged colonnettes, the capitals, and the iron collar, probably 13th c., from which rods extended to the corners to stabilize the building.

        • Boss, west bay.

          Paintwork is 19th century, but is an approximation of the original medieval colouring.

        • Boss, northeast bay.

          Paintwork is 19th century, but is an approximation of the original medieval colouring.

        • Boss, east bay.

          Paintwork is 19th century, but is an approximation of the original medieval colouring.

        • Boss, southeast bay.

          Paintwork is 19th century, but is an approximation of the original medieval colouring.

        • Pre-restoration drawing of painted foliate designs in vaults and details of glass.

          The foliate designs (at top of drawing) radiate from the rood bosses (pictured above). Lower part of drawing shows the patterns of grisaille, heraldic and figural glass in the east window as of 1802. By John Carter. London, British Library, Add. MS. 29939, p. 81.

      • Chapter house tile from 13th c.

        Adorsed monsters in foliage.

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        • Chapter house tile from 13th c.

          A griffon pasant.