Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 4. Vaulting/Roof Supports: b. Transept: N transept, E chapels (numbered from S to N)" at Ely.
by Ron Baxter.
Each chapel has a quadripartite groin vault carried on capitals which have their own nookshafts, except for the NW capital of chapel 1 and the SW capital of chapel 2, both of which spring from the circular arcade pier (pier 2). All capitals also have the same form: plain block capitals with keeled angle leaves terminating in volutes at the top, with the exception of the NE capital of chapel 2 and both E capitals of chapel 3, all of which are simple cushions with semicircular shields