There are a group of churches in north Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, that have a arcades of c.1340, with pillars topped with fascinating capitals. Each capital is decorated with four crouching demi figures, some with interlocking arms.
The two above, decorated with demi figures of male and female civilians, are at Hanwell in north Oxfordshire.
The example above, with four men in chainmail, is at Hampton Poyle also in Oxfordshire
And the last one is at Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire (Martin Beek’s photograph) is a similar example. Interestingly the quality of the capitals at Hampton Poyle and Ludgershall are not so fine, does this suggest that the trend was set by the Hanwell capitals?
For more images of capitals, figurative and foliate, see my capitals set on Flickr