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the Church of All Saints: Tower Crossing

Tower Crossing

Norman zigzag arches and vault at the transept crossing. Church of All Saints, Cuddesdon, England. All the outer faces of the arches have two orders with angle half-rolls, except for the arch facing the nave. This has a hood with doghead stops, an outer order of zigzag, and an inner order with roll-molding. The inner faces of the arches are similar: the outer with zigzag and an angle roll; the inner plain with an angle roll. The capitals on the two eastern pillars have simple fluting, but those of the western pillars are carved with beasts' heads, waterleaf, and crocket capitals. The tower vault dates from 1851-53.

Credit: Holly Hayes