nave aisle window, arch detail

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 2. Windows: Nave aisle windows" at Dunfermline Abbey.

by James King.

(i) S nave aisle, 3rd to 6th bays; N nave aisle 3rd and 4th bays

Round arched, 1st order plain, possibly cut back to increase daylight.

2nd order, in arch chevron wraps around curved profile; hoodmould with chamfered soffit.

Caps of cushion or scalloped form with a roll necking and plain abaci with quirk between two planes, abaci extend outwards to form string course that meets flanks of pilasters between bays.

En-delit nook shafts (largely renewed)

S nave aisle 2nd bay, as bays 3 to 6, except that hoodmould evidently enriched with low-relief

carving.

S nave aisle 7th bay, as bays 3 to 6, except that no hood mould.