SW transept S wall triforium, arch 1 (E)

Image of the feature "Triforium: SW transept, S triforium" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

Immediately above the gallery on the S wall only is an unlighted triforium passage of two double bays separated by the central vault respond. Each opening is double arched, round headed and of two orders with a central shaft on the inner order and an enclosing arch on the outer.

First order: half shafts with a central cylindrical shaft. Capitals are scallops of various kinds - double or triple, with or without wedges between the scallops. Neckings are plain and chamfered, imposts have a roll below the face. In the arch, a row of centrifugal lateral face chevron with a row of lozenges on the angle.

Second order: half shafts with capitals and imposts as first order. In the arch, an angle roll and face hollow.