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The moulded capitals, corbels and bases of the North aisle, date from 1280. The head on the eastern one may represent Edward I (Edward Longshanks) whose reign (1272–1307) began shortly before the aisle was built. The eyebrows certainly match those in his portrait in Westminster Abbey!

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The elegant octagonal 13th century font, visibly repaired in lead, has a simple 14th century wooden cover. Just about here the staircase led to the 18th century gallery.

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