Choir S arcade bay 1, W capitals from NE

Image of the feature "Arcades: S choir arcade" at Chester.

by Ron Baxter.

Stilted round-headed. Again bay 1 only survives, but it is not blocked, the aisle remaining on this side. The arch to the main vessel is of three similar orders, each with an angle roll and face hollow as in the N arcade; but to the aisle there are only two unmoulded orders. The supports are alternately compound and cylindrical.

W respond, two orders to N and S, as on the N side except for capitals as follows: 1st order: Multi-scallop with six scallops on the main face and two on each side face, and wedges between the scallops. 2nd order N face: Double scallop with double wedges between the scallops. 2nd order S face: Double scallop with wedges between the scallops.

Pier 1. Half of the cylindrical pier is visible, with a circular multi-scallop capital with wedges between the scallops, roll necking and a circular quirked chamfered impost, just as on the N side. It appears original although the impost may be retooled.