Great Tower interior, S wall from NW

Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 5. Interior Decoration: a. Blind arcades: (ii) Great Hall S wall" at Chepstow Castle, Chepstow.

by Ron Baxter.

5 bays, round-headed. As described above (section II), the length of the wall appears to have been originally decorated with ten bays of blind arcading, but only one bay at the east end and the four western bays have survived complete.  Their design is like that of the W wall arcading but no trace of carved decoration survives on the imposts.