Crossing from SW. Photo: Derek Parker.

Image of the feature "Tower/Transept arches: Central Tower" at Devizes.

by Allan Brodie.

The central tower of the church is rectangular in plan, the eastern and western arches being wider than the other two faces. This is a result of the choir and nave having been markedly wider than the transepts. Therefore, the wider arches are circular in section and the north and south ones are pointed.

Eastern and Western Arches – these have two, wide, roll mouldings on its soffit and a chevron-decorated, western order.

Northern and Southern Arches – these pointed arches have a single roll on the soffit of the middle order and a roll moulded southern order. Around the arches there is a narrow band of chevron.