Anglo-Saxon priory is a much published extensive site that still has
many surprises to be uncovered. More information on the church
can be found on the main page on Deerhurst. Here it is only
comment on the occasional rows of herringbone masonry
that appear in the structure. The bulk of the
multi-phase Deerhurst priory is made up of poorly laid rubble, but
here and there single courses of herringbone masonry appear randomly.
The site also contains many types of Romanesque arches, an apse
end (demolished to the excavated foundations), triangular topped
doorways and flat topped lintelled doorways. The herringbone work
seems a standard form throughout the current church. However, it
should be noted that this is not strictly herringbone work as no 2
courses seem to lie one on the other, all examples having one or more
courses of normal rubble between them.
Paul Martin Remfry