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Scoulton, Holy Trinity Church.

Scoulton, Holy Trinity Church.



Scoulton, Holy Trinity Church, Low side windows, What our grandfathers romantically styled "Leper Squints" and our fathers "Lychnoscopes" we may only call low side windows, as the Times 23/02/1938 stated, "Low side windows. Was there ever a more abject confession of archaeological ignorance? Four centuries ago there can hardly have been a man in England or in France either, however uninterested in the church and her ways, who did not know the purpose of that little unglazed, often barred and shuttered, opening below the range of the rest of the windows in so many chancels. Today people can still not explain it. The lepers under the unrelenting eye of modern scholarship, have long since retired to their lazar-houses, there to hear Mass in their own chapels. Some think it a prototype of the Confessional Box. Whatever we think it is, its a Low Side Window. Scoulton, Holy Trinity Church, square west tower with octagonal top storey, 3 bells, nave with aisles but no clerestory, chancel and south porch. The style is mainly 14th century, the chancel being somewhat earlier. There is a curious niche on the north side of the chancel. the nave roof is thatched. There is a memorial to Robert Daye 1740 by sculptor Robert Page.


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