Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 1. Arches: b. Tower/Transept arches: Crossing arches" at New Shoreham (now Shoreham-by-Sea).
by Kathryn Morrison.
The W crossing arch is higher than those to E, S and N. The W arch has three orders on each side, while the others have three to the crossing and two on the outer side, facing the choir or transepts. The W side of the W arch is carved, while all of the others have a squared profile and are quite plain. The arches are carried by half columns rather than nook shafts. Some of the shallow attic bases have been cut back, others have been replaced, and a few have spurs.