Window tracery development – the chancel at Wyck Rissington, Gloucestershire

The chancel of Wyck Rissington church in Gloucestershire was consecrated in 1269. The east end has this rather unusual window arrangement, which predates the development of windows with tracery. You will notice that two sets of paired lancets are set below lozenges, which are placed a little above them. Twenty years later and these lozenges would have been quatrefoils be united under a common hoodmould and the development of multi-light windows with tracery would begin.

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