St Mary the Virgin's Church, Deerhurst (Double-Headed Window)

Recent Photograph of St Mary the Virgin's Church (Double-Headed Window) (Deerhurst)

This double-headed window dates from the 9th century. The blocked up doorway to the right and below it (now apparently suspended in mid-air) provided access to an external balcony on which on Feast Days and Holy Days the precious relics belonging to the monastery would have been displayed.

Access from inside would have been by what was once an extensive west gallery - which was lit by the small triangular windows in its north, south and west walls.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 23rd May 2007.
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