S transept, E clerestorey.

Image of the feature "Clerestorey: S transept clerestorey arcade" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

The design is uniform on all three sides. At this level the alternating pier system has been abandoned in favour of a regular system of rectangular piers with attached half shafts. Each bay has a triple-arched opening with two intermediate circular shafts, the central arch being wider and higher than the side arches. The arches have angle rolls and face hollows. All capitals are plain cushions with square neckings. Imposts are hollow chamfered with a face groove.