S transept turrets from NW

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 2. Windows: S transept, SE and SW turrets (8 windows)" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

The octagonal turrets are articulated with two storeys of blind arcading (see below) with an arch to each face. On the upper storey the bays on the cardinal faces are pierced to form round headed windows of two orders, the first plain, the second with nook shafts supporting cushion capitals with plain neckings and hollow chamfered imposts with a groove at the bottom of the face. The arches have angle rolls and face hollows.