Window 10

Here we see Intersecting tracery at its most austere in the plainest window of the whole church. Being a four light window, the tracery comprises rows of three, two and one diamond shapes.

Intersecting tracery had the advantage of simplicity of construction and therefore required less time and expertise on the part of the stonemasons and hence costs were lower. Such economy was not appreciated by Edward Freeman who, during the Gothic revival in the mid-nineteenth century, remarked that intersecting tracery "has enjoyed the unenviable distinction of being an especial favourite with Churchwardens of the last generation".