Nave, N arcade from SW.

Image of the feature "Nave: N arcade" at Madeley.

by Ron Baxter.

Four bays, pointed. The arcade is carried on octagonal piers with a semi-octagonal respond at the E end and the arch dying into the wall at the W. The capitals are all plain multi-scallops with roll neckings. The E respond capital is odd in having three scallops per face (the others have four) and in having an impost cut from the same block as the capital. Imposts are quirked hollow chamfered. The arches are later, c.1300, with two chamfered orders to either face. There are double chamfered labels on the S face only, with round boss label stops above the three piers as follows:

Pier 1: naturalistic foliage (possibly oak leaves)c.1300.

Pier 2: spiral carved with recessed centre, 12thc.

Pier 3: as pier 2 but the spirals are decorated with reeding. 12thc.