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N transept arch, W capitals from SE.

Image of the feature "Tower/Transept arches: N transept arch" at White Ladies Priory.

by Barbara Zeitler.

Round-headed. two orders with shafts. Capitals and shafts on both N and S faces.
First order, S face: Arch voussoirs plain, except for chamfer at angle. Hollow chamfer imposts, damaged on L. L capital: scallop capital. Two triangles reach into cones and are linked by a drop-shaped termination on the lower end of the cone. The hollowed-out area on the cones resemble funnels. Capital continuous with R capital of first order on N face. Plain necking.
R capital: leaf ornament including scalloped leaves. Angle damaged. Capital continuous with L capital of first order on N face. Plain necking. Rounded responds. Hollow chamfer bases.
first order, N face: Arch voussoirs plain, except for chamfer at angle. Hollow chamfer imposts, damaged on R. L capital: leaf ornament including scalloped leaves. Capital continuous with R capital of first order on S face. Plain necking. R capital: scallop capital. Two triangles reach into cones and are linked by a drop-shaped termination on the lower end of the cone. The hollowed-out area on the cones resemble funnels. Capital continuous with L capital of first order on S face. Plain necking.
Second order:
(ii) S face: plain angular voussoirs in the arch. Hollow chamfer imposts. On L impost, three horizontal grooves on upright. Angle of R impost damaged.
L capital: trumpet capital. Three trumpets each on S and E faces. One ball on 'shield' of each trumpet. One horizontal groove on abacus. Rounded respond on with hollow chamfer base.
R capital: on S face, two addorsed scalloped leaves atop ornament resembling cross-section of an onion. W face: two addorsed scalloped leaves atop ornament resembling cross-section of an onion. Angle damaged, but traces of vegetal ornament. R respond missing, base damaged.
Label: chamfered. Two raised pyramids on rightmost voussoir.
(ii) N face: plain, angular voussoirs in the arch. Hollow chamfer imposts. One horizontal groove on upright on L, three on R. L capital: two scallops on N face, angle damaged. On W face, series of 'u'-shaped lines resembling a folded napkin. R capital: at angle, flat, broad leaf at angle decorated with two vertical lines of bead ornament, tip damaged. N face: flat furling leaf decorated with two vertical rows of beard ornament. E face: flat, furling leaf with two vertical rows of beard ornament. Both responds missing, bases damaged.
Label chamfered.

Dimensions

Height of opening 4.80 m
Width of opening 3.07 m