S transept, E arcade, pier 1, S capitals from SW.

Image of the feature "Transept: S transept, E arcade" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

Three bays, round-headed. The arcade is of two plain orders towards the central vessel, one towards the chapel, and is carried on alternating round and compound piers. Bays 1 and 2 are blocked but the blocking material is not thick enough to obscure much of the capital sculpture. The arches, capitals, neckings and impost chamfers facing the central vessel were picked out in blue and red paint in the 19thc. All shaft bases have a hollow chamfer on a roll.