20a Walpole St. Peters, St. Peter's, choir stalls, 14th century.
Attention was first paid to the embellishment of the choir and chancel,
the areas traditionally reserved to the clergy. The seating would
begin with a row of a stalls flanking the central entrance, set horizontally
(north to south). Stalls were then arranged east to west, along each
side of the chancel so that the choirboys and clergy would face each other
for the antiphonal performance of the office. This is the present
arrangement of the late 14th-century choir stalls at St. Peterís in Walpole
St. Peters and at St. Margaretís in Kings
20b Walpole St. Peters, St. Peter's, choir stalls,
detail of dragon.