Nave, gallery opening, bay (vii), capital.

Image of the feature "Gallery: Nave gallery" at Cambridge.

by Ron Baxter.

Of eight bays divided by round piers above the main nave arcade piers. These have attached half-shafts on either side whose capitals carry the arches of a double opening. Each bay's double opening has an enclosing arch of two square orders and a double chamfered label, and a central colonnette with a capital. Some of the ashlar in the lunettes is diagonally laid. The main pier capitals have three stepped orders on either side, the first corresponding to the half-shafts of the bay opening, and the second and third to the two orders of the enclosing arch. Both the treatment of the carving on the orders and the carved forms themselves owe more to the 19thc. than the 12thc. Capitals have plain chamfered neckings and hollow chamfered imposts.