Nave N clerestorey and NW transept, E wall corbels

Image of the feature "Corbel tables, corbels: NW transept, E clerestorey at angle with nave" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

As on the S (xvii), a chamfered string course with four rows of billet bridges the angle between the similar string course above the corbel table on the E face of the SW transept at clerestorey level and the S nave clerestorey corbel table. At the centre of this diagonal member is a single large corbel of a naturalistic human head with hair and short beard in a line of large curls, bulging eyes, ears in the right place, and a small mouth. It is probably a later replacement.