Double Squint

The squint allows a view of the high altar from the North Transept, where the private side chapel would have been reserved for the social elite.

The unusual double squint was created in the early 14th century when the chancel was extended.

The second squint was cut to line up with the new position of the altar.

The opening (squint) cut into the wall enabled the person ringing a bell for the Sanctus and Elevation of the Host to see the priest stood at the high altar.

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