Cloister, NE corner, showing doorways.

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: Old vestry doorway from cloister E walk into S transept (now a vestry)" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

Round-headed, one order, blocked. All that remains is slightly more than half of a round-headed arch, extending from just above the springing of the arch on the S side to slightly past its apex. At this point the wall surface is interrupted by a 14thc. buttress, which occupies the NE angle of the cloister, obliterating the N sides of both this doorway and the slightly later vestry doorway ((iii) below); and the S part of the Monks' doorway ((iv) below). The arch is chamfered on the intrados and decorated with a row of chip-carved saltire crosses on the chamfer and another on the face.

Dimensions

h of opening 3.51m
original w. of opening (estimated) 2.20 m