A rare example of a surviving, though blocked, low-side window.
These windows are always just to the east of the chancel arch, low in the wall, were originally fitted with wooden shutters and mostly on the south side of the chancel.
Though there have been a number of explanations for the use of such windows, that of being for the giving of communion to lepers is now discredited.
Opinion is divided between their being for ringing a hand-held Sanctus bell or for opening to disperse the smoke of incense.
Jean Howard, August 2023