Above the chancel arch is another puzzle: a pair of double openings in Norman style that lead through to the chancel beyond. Having said they are in the Norman style, however, it is far from clear that they are indeed Norman. To my eyes the stones are a little too regular. Nor is it clear what they were for. It has been suggested that they might have been intended to improve the acoustics. Slightly more plausible, in my view, is that they were intended to improve light to what was probably, before the installation of a larger fourteenth century east window, a rather gloomy chancel. Perhaps, again, improved lighting was the motive for the importation of a larger chancel arch? All speculation!
The alterations to the windows of the chancel have created a considerable disparity with the gloom of the nave where the original Norman windows are still in place. A narrow Early English lancet window was inserted into the north wall of the nave in the thirteenth century and is matched by another in the south wall installed in 1869. We can only be grateful to the custodians of this church down the centuries who have resisted the urge - or possibly could not afford! - to install an incongruous gothic window such as disfigures so many Norman churches.
Finally, there is a Norman tympanum over the south door. It is believed to represent the Coronation of the Virgin. It is badly damaged and this is believed to have been the work of the musket balls of the Parliamentary soldiers during the Civil War.