Nave N clerestorey, bay 4 capitals

Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 3. Wall passages/Gallery arcades: c. Clerestorey: N nave clerestorey" at Chester.

by Ron Baxter.

Four bays, each with an arcade of four pointed arches carried on clustered en-delit shafts, two shafts at either end of each arcade and three for the intermediate supports, except in bay 4, where the shafts are multiplied, with three for the end supports and five for the intermediates. Shafts stand on tall cylindrical plinths with attic bases. The capitals are all fleshy stiff-leaf except in bay 4, where supports 2 and 4 have moulded capitals. The arches in bays 1-3 are of two orders, each with a filleted angle roll and the inner only with a face hollow. In bay 4 there are three orders in each arch, each with a filleted angle roll and face hollow, and between the second and third orders is a row of nailhead.