Goodall, 'Herstmonceux' 522--3
'...the most impressive feature of the great hall was an elaborate open-timber roof. The engraving [by Lambert] shows that the massive crossbeams supporting this were sprung from a series of corbels ornamented with heraldic beasts. Contrary to heraldic custom -- by which beasts are depicted facing to the right -- all the corbels address the dais. Two small sketches of thse figures by Lambert clearly identify them as the mastiffs of the Fiennes family, each splendidly collared in gold. The engraving depicts the crossbeams in some detail: each consisted of an arch beneath a pair of rafters and was ornamented with panelling.'