nave gallery cap

Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 3. Wall passages/Gallery arcades: Nave gallery arches" at Dunfermline Abbey.

by Richard Fawcett.

 

Round-arched.

Plain except for narrow single arch order at centre of wall thickness, carried on each side of opening by engaged half-shaft, each having scalloped cap and base with chamfer or compressed roll above lower roll, all above square sub-base.

N gallery. Some variety in treatment of gorge between cones of scalloped capitals; most have inverted V-shaped motif, which in some cases is flat, and in other cases of concave profile.

3rd bay nested Vs in E capital and shafted arrows in W capital.

S gallery not accessible and cannot be described in detail.