Apse. The rounded eastern end of a chancel, typically of a Norman building. However, they are relatively rare in Suffolk. A fine, but reconstructed, Norman apse can be found at Wissington, and there is a small 18th century one at Falkenham. Some Victorian churches are built with octagonal apses, most memorably at Ipswich St Pancras. Chancels with apses are said to be apsidal.