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S nave arcade, Pier 2 capital from NE

Image of the feature "Nave: S arcade" at Felsted.

by Ron Baxter.

An arcade of 4 pointed bays, carried on alternating round and octagonal piers(piers 1 and 3 round, pier 2 and the W respond octagonal). The bases are waterholding with an angle roll above a chamfered drum plinth. The arches have 2 plian unmoulded orders to both nave and aisle, and like the tower arch the soffits have modern raised bands with circular cusping and the faces on the nave side only have raised nebuly cusping. The clunch capitals are carved in relief with friezes of foliate forms, differing in design and described in detail below. Unfortunately, when I visited all the pier capitals were covered in a network of cabling with fairy lights, securely fixed in place. Photographs were taken from angles with the least cabling, but this is not satisfactory, and I hope that a return visit after Christmas might allow more satisfactory photographs to be taken.