Image of the feature "Arcades: nave arcades" at Dunfermline Abbey.
by James King.
(piers numbered W of crossing piers)
Other Romanesque arcade piers of cylindrical form (3rd, 4th and 5th renewed in mid-nineteenth century).
1st pier on each side (now engaged with walls of early nineteenth-century parish church vestibules) decorated with spiralling pattern of sunk roll mouldings.
2nd pier west on each side decorated with a chevron pattern of sunk hollows, with arrow-head or leaf motif at angles of chevron.
All piers with octagonal cushion caps below abaci with quirk between two faces.
Round arcade arches of two orders.
2nd order, pair of sunk rolls to soffit, and on side towards central vessel segmental hollow to face, framed by label moulding. Exceptionally, in S arcade 3rd to 6th bays, second order towards aisle has simple rectangular profile.