Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 3. Wall passages/Gallery arcades: b. Triforium: S transept, E gallery" at Ely.
by Ron Baxter.
Three round-headed bays, bays 1 and 2 have double openings and two enclosing arches, giving three orders; bay 3 has three simple orders. The piers maintain the alternating system of the arcade below. On the round piers (1 and3) the inner order is carried on half shafts attached to N and S of the main pier, the second order on the main pier itself, and the third on a half shaft attached to the W face of the pier. On the compound piers the orders are carried on half shafts attached to the steps of the pier.