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Visual display of the Ripon Cathedral exterior west portals

Ripon Cathedral exterior west portals

  • ca. 1972-ca. 2018
  • The three doorways open into the nave. The larger central doorway has five orders ending on molded capitals and triple detached shafts. The outer doorways have three orders ending on molded capitals with either single or triple detached shafts. The moldings in the arches are roll with hollows between them except for an inner row of dogtooth. The roll hood molding ends in stiff-leaf between each arch. In the spandrels are gargoyles with animal heads. Each doorway has a gable above it with a cross at the top with stylized flowers at the points of the cross. At the top of each gable is a sunken decoration, square in the central gable and quatrefoil in the other gables with foliage in each.