Chancel, N arcade, W respond, capitals from SE.

Image of the feature "Chancel: Chancel N arcade" at Peterborough Cathedral.

by Ron Baxter.

4 bays, round headed; the end bays, 1 and 4, are narrower than the central bays and have horseshoe arches, while bays 2 and 3 have round arches. All arches are of 2 orders; the 1st with a soffit roll between two angle rolls, and the 2nd with angle rolls and face hollows, and a chamfered label with a row of billet in the chamfer, on the main vessel side only. All 3 piers are different in plan, but all are carried on plain chamfered bases with double-step plinths, the lower step chamfered. Piers and capitals are described below and numbered from the crossing eastwards, but all capitals are variants of the cushion capital with plain roll neckings and hollow chamfered imposts with a thin reed at the bottom of the face.