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  • East Transept

    • Northeast Transept

      • General view, northeast transept

        Taken from the triforium of the south wall, southeast transept. View looks north across the choir and into the northeast transept. The strainer arches help to strengthen the eastern crossing.

        • Entrance, northeast transept

          Wooden screen at the entrance to the northeast transept, called the Morning Chapel. Eastern chapels are to the right beyond the screen.

          • Entrance screen, northeast transept

        • Eastern chapels, northeast transept

          View taken from the triforium of the northeast transept's west wall. At left (north) is the chapel dedicated to St. Martin; at right (south) is the chapel dedicated to St. Catherine, now the baptistry.

          • St. Catherine's Chapel

            Taken from the northeast transept, facing east. The font is 19th century.

            • St. Catherine's Chapel

              East and south walls.

            • St. Catherine's Chapel

              North and east walls.

            • St. Catherine's Chapel

              North wall.

            • Brass, Bishop de Wyville

              Funerary brass, c.1375. Formerly located in the choir; moved in 1684 to St. Catherine's Chapel.

            • Vault, St. Catherine's Chapel

              Taken with flash. Note the ghosts of medieval paint.

          • St. Martin's Chapel

            South and east walls, seen from northeast transept. The 19th-century altarpiece covers traces of a 13th-century reredos painted on the wall.

            • St. Martin's Chapel

              East and south walls.

            • St. Martin's Chapel

              North and east walls.

            • Aumbry, St. Martin's Chapel

              Double aumbry, located on the north wall.

            • Vault, St. Martin's Chapel

              East wall and lancets visible below vault.

            • Vault, St. Martin's Chapel

              Showing the juncture of north and east walls with vaulting.

          • Arcade spandrels

            Spandrels over the entrance to St. Martin's chapel. Note uneven join with north wall at left.

            • North spandrel

              Medieval polychromy still visible. Taken from triforium, north wall, with flash.

            • North spandrel

          • Spandrel between chapels

            Taken in natural light.

            • Spandrel between chapels

              Taken with flash.

          • Spandrel, St. Catherine's Chapel

            Spandrel between the chapel entrance and the north aisle, bay 7. The north aisle (at right, with Audley chantry chapel) extends towards the east.

            • Spandrel, St. Catherine's Chapel

              Taken in natural light.

            • Spandrel, St. Catherine's Chapel

              Taken with flash.

          • South spandrel

            Note the roofing timbers visible above the north aisle.

            • South spandrel

              Taken with flash.

          • Triforium arcade, north aisle

            Roofing timbers visible behind arcade.

            • Triforium, north aisle

              Provides a view to the east under the north aisle roof.

            • Triforium, north aisle

              Taken with flash to highlight polychromy.

            • Detail, quatrefoil

              Quatrefoil was painted to make it appear perforated.

            • Triforium, spandrel

          • Triforium above eastern chapels

            Roofing timbers visible behind arcade. View taken from triforium of the north wall.

            • Triforium, spandrel

              Purbeck shaft and corbel head, located between the south and central arcades.

            • Triforium, spandrel

              Purbeck shaft and corbel head, located between the north and central arcades.

            • Triforium, spandrel

              Spandrel of the north arcade. The north wall is at left.

        • Clearstory

          Clearstory over the eastern chapels (left and center) and bay 7 of the north aisle (right).

          • Vault ribs, center and south windows

            • South window, detail

              Molding at top of south lancet, south window.

            • South window, detail

              Juncture with vaulting and moulding at top of south lancet, south window.

            • South window, detail

              Moulding at top of central lancet, south window.

            • South window, detail

              Juncture with vaulting and moulding at top of north lancet, south window.

            • South window, detail

              Polychromy, north lancet, south window.

            • Central window, detail

              Moulding at top of south lancet, central window.

            • Central window, detail

              Moulding at top of central lancet, central window.

            • Central window, detail

              Moulding at top of north lancet, central window.

          • Vault and north window

            • North window, detail

              Moulding at top of south lancet, north window.

            • North window, detail

              Moulding at top of central lancet, north window.

      • North wall, northeast transept

        • Northwest corner

          Medieval pulpitum, moved to the northeast transept in 1789, is at lower left.

        • Northwest corner

          Main level, triforium, and clerestory at top.

          • Northwest corner, detail

            Junction of the spandrels above the main level windows.

          • Northwest corner, detail

            Purbeck head in corner, triforium level.

          • Northwest corner, detail

            Purbeck head in corner, seen from the west wall triforium.

        • Northeast corner

          Junction of main level and triforium with the east wall. Eastern chapels extend beyond the east wall, at right of image.

          • Northeast corner, detail

            Purbeck head in corner, triforium level.

          • Spandrels, north wall

            West corner.

            • Spandrel, north wall

              Note the moulding continuing to the junction with the west wall. Seen in natural light.

          • Spandrels, north wall

            Spandrel between the west and central lancets. Note remains of polychromy. Seen in natural light.

            • Spandrel, north wall

              Taken with flash.

          • Spandrels, north wall

            Located to the east of the central window. Taken in natural light.

            • Spandrels, north wall

            • Spandrels, north wall

              Taken with flash.

          • Spandrels, north wall

            Spandrels over easternmost window. Taken in natural light. Arcade marking entrance to eastern chapels is to right of image.

            • Spandrels, north wall

            • Spandrels, north wall

              Taken with flash.

            • Detail, east corner

              Junction of arcade spandrels at east corner.

          • Triforium passage, north wall

            Taken through the triforium arcade on the east wall, showing depth of passageway in front of windows.

          • Triforium arcade, north wall

            Arches over lancets at triforium level.

          • Clearstory, northeast corner

            Junction of north wall and east wall (over eastern chapels) at clearstory level. Note the small passageway through the masonry at the corner.

            • Northeast corner, detail

              Taken with flash.

            • Northeast corner, detail

              Taken with flash, and showing polychromy on vault ribs.

          • Clearstory, windows

            None of the glass is medieval.

          • Clearstory, north wall

            Showing arches above the windows and the juncture with the northernmost vault.

            • Clearstory, north wall

              Detail of juncture with vault, shown in natural light.

            • Clearstory, north wall

              Detail of juncture with vault, taken with flash to enhance polychromy.

        • Lower level, west wall

          The lower level of the west wall, northeast transept, looking down onto the 13th century choir screen from the east wall triforium. The choir screen was moved from its original location at the main crossing (bay 12) to the northeast transept in the late 18th century.

        • Medieval choir screen

          13th century choir screen, or pulpitum, moved from the main crossing to the northeast transept in 1789. Central niche is from the Beauchamp chantry chapel, destroyed at the same time.

          • General view, former choir screen

          • South section, choir screen

            • South section, choir screen

              Taken with flash, to enhance the surviving medieval polychromy.

            • South section, left portion

              • Left niche

                Corbel heads 1 and 2.

                • Detail, left niche

                  Head and angel 1.

                • Detail, left niche

                  Corbel head and angel 2.

              • Middle niche

                Corbel heads 3 and 4.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head 3.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Angel 3.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 4.

            • South section, right portion

              • Right niche

                Corbel heads 5 and 6.

                • Detail, right niche

                  Corbel head and angel 6.

          • North section, choir screen

            • North section, choir screen

              Taken with flash to enhance medieval polychromy.

            • North section, choir screen

            • North section, left portion

              • Left niche

                Corbel heads 7 and 8.

                • Detail, left niche

                  Corbel head and angel 7.

            • North section, central portion

              • Middle niche

                Corbel heads 9 and 10.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 9, taken with flash.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 9, seen in natural light.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 9, with flash.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 9, with flash.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head 9.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Interior of niche below corbel heads 9 and 10.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Capitals below corbel heads 9 and 10.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 10.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head 10.

                • Detail, middle niche

                  Corbel head and angel 10.

            • North section, north portion

              • Right niche

                • Detail, right niche

                  Corbel head and angel 11.

                • Detail, right niche

                  Corbel head and angel 11.

                • Detail, right niche

                  Corbel head and angel 12.

                • Detail, right niche

                  Corbel head and angel 12.

          • Spandrels, north aisle

            Spandrels over the north aisle, bay 9, and joining with strainer arches (at left) over the eastern crossing. View taken from the east wall triforium.

            • South spandrel

              Detail of spandrel with polychromy, seen in natural light.

            • South spandrel

              Spandrel with polychromy, taken with flash.

            • North spandrel

              North spandrel over the north aisle, seen from triforium of east wall.

          • Spandrels, north aisle and window

            Spandrel between north aisle, bay 9, and the west wall window, as seen from east wall triforium.

            • Spandrels, north aisle and window

              Spandrels between north aisle and window, seen in natural light.

            • Spandrels, north aisle and window

          • Spandrels between windows

            • Spandrels between windows

              Taken from east wall, triforium, in natural light.

            • Spandrels between windows

              View taken with flash.

            • Spandrels, detail

          • Spandrel, northwest corner

            • Spandrel, detail

        • Triforium, west wall

          Seen from inside the choir. Note the shift in arch forms at the triforium level. Triforium arcade at left is over the north choir aisle and has a sloping roof behind; arches at right have a flat wall behind.

          • Triforium, west wall

            Taken from within the choir. The head of a bishop located at the shift in arch types looks down to the high altar in the presbytery.

            • Bishop's head, detail

            • Bishop's head, detail

          • Triforium arcade, north aisle

            Arcade located over the north aisle, bay 9, as seen from the east wall triforium.

            • Triforium arcade, north aisle

              View taken with flash to enhance polychromy.

            • Triforium arcade, detail

              Background of central quatrefoil is blackened to suggest perforation. Shown in natural light.

            • Triforium arcade, detail

              Quatrefoil with center blackened to suggest depth. This view is the same as above, but doctored in Photoshop so that the painted decoration is continous around the lobes of the quatrefoil.

            • Triforium arcade, detail

              Quatrefoil taken with flash.

          • Triforium, north bays

            The triforium narrows to a passage against the west wall in these two bays.

            • Triforium, middle bay

              Shown in natural light.

            • Triforium, middle bay

              View taken with flash.

          • Triforium passage

            Narrow passage along the west wall, with winding stairs in the corner for access to different levels.

            • Triforium passage

              View along the triforium passage. Note the foliate capital in purbeck marble facing the wall-- perhaps originally intended for another position?

            • Triforium passage, detail

        • Clearstory

          Northernmost and central bays at clearstory level of the west wall. The vault ribs spring from the base of the clearstory.

          • Clearstory, detail

            Showing polychromy on the vault ribs between the windows.

        • Vaults, northeast transept

          View taken from north wall, looking to the south into the southeast transept.

          • Vaults, northeast transept

            Same view as above, taken with flash to enhance medieval polychromy.

          • Vaults, north and center

            Taken from north wall, with flash.

        • Vaults, northeast transept

          From left to right are the north wall of the northeast transept; two vaults over the two bays of the northeast transept proper; the vault over the north aisle at the entrance to the northeast transept; crossing vault and strainer arches in bay 8.

          • Northeast transept vaults

          • Northeast transept vaults

            • Vault, north aisle, bay 8

              Vault at entrance to the north transept in the north aisle; crossing at bay 8 is adjacent to right.

              • Vault, north aisle, bay 8

                Crossing is at right

            • Central vault, northeast transept

              East wall is at bottom of image.

            • North vault, northeast transept

              East wall is at bottom and north wall is at left of image.

              • Boss, north vault

        • Foliated boss

        • West wall, window opening

          Detail of arched surround for main level window, west wall. View taken from triforium of north wall.

        • Trefoil arch, triforium

          View of underside of trefoil arch in west triforium above north aisle, bay 8. Polychromy on underside would have been visible from ground level.

        • Underside of arch, triforium

          Traces of red and green polychromy visible.

        • Triforium arches, north wall

          Underside of mouldings on west half of triforium arch, once painted. Clerestory of west wall is visible beyond.

        • Triforium arches, north wall

          Underside of pointed arch at triforium level.

        • Triforium arches, north wall

          Underside of mouldings on east half of triforium arch. Clerestory of east wall is visible beyond.

    • Southeast Transept

      • General view, southeast transept

        Taken from the triforium of the north wall, northeast transept. View looks south across the choir and into the southeast transept. The strainer arches help strengthen the eastern crossing.

        • South wall, southeast transept

          As seen from northeast transept across the choir.

        • Choir and southeast transept

          View taken from the northeast transept triforium, looking down into the choir. The southeast transept extends beyond.

        • Choir, south aisle, southeast transept

          Looking down on top of the south aisle and southeast transept from the triforium of the north aisle.

        • Crossing and southeast transept

          View of crossing vault and vaults of the southeast transept, as seen from the ground, just inside the northeast transept.

      • East wall, southeast transept

        Arcade, triforium and clearstory levels. At left is the northernmost bay over the south aisle. To the right are the two bays of the southeast transept proper, with the two eastern chapels behind the arcade.

        • Arcade spandrels, east wall

          • Spandrels, north bay

            Spandrels over the south aisle arcade, seen from west triforium. Join at left is with strainer arch and pier of the eastern crossing.

          • Spandrels between aisle and chapel

            Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene is to the right. Faint traces of patterning are visible on the spandrel.

            • Detail, spandrel

              Spandrel between aisle and Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene.

          • Southeast spandrels

            Spandrels over entrance to St. Nicholas's Chapel. Note carved purbeck marble head in corner of triforium, and uneven join of arcades at corner.

          • Spandrel between chapels

            Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene at left; St. Nicholas's Chapel to the right. Patterning from medieval polychromy faintly visible.

            • Spandrel between chapels

          • Spandrels, St. Nicholas's Chapel

            • Detail, spandrels

              Southeast spandrel, from south wall triforium.

        • Triforium, east wall

          Seen from north aisle triforium overlooking crossing into the southeast transept.

          • Triforium, east wall

            Viewed from triforium in west wall.

          • Triforium, south aisle

            Join with crossing pier and strainer arches is at left. Roofing timbers and walkway are visible behind triforium arcade.

          • Triforium, central bay

          • Triforium, south bay

            • Triforium, south bay

              Trefoil arches and quatrefoils in triforium arcade, seen from triforium in south wall.

        • Eastern chapels, southeast transept

          View taken from the triforium of the southeast transept's west wall. At left (north) is the chapel dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene; at right (south) is the chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas.

          • Vaults, eastern chapels

            Vaults seen from south aisle, with St. Mary Magdalene's chapel in foreground and that of St. Nicholas beyond.

            • Vault, St. Mary Magdalene's Chapel

              Seen from within southeast transept, looking towards east.

            • Vault, St. Nicholas's Chapel

              Seen from within southeast transept, looking towards east.

              • Detail, vault

                Boss, vault over St. Nicholas's Chapel.

              • Vault and window juncture

                Juncture of vaulting and east wall of St. Nicholas's Chapel, above the window.

              • Window and vaulting

          • Glass, St. Nicholas's Chapel

            Lancets of the chapel's east window contain some medieval grisaille glass moved from the chapter house.

            • Detail, chapel glass

              Lower sections of the east lancets in St. Nicholas's Chapel.

            • Detail, chapel glass

              Lower portion, central lancet of east window, St. Nicholas's chapel.

      • South wall, southeast transept

        Main level, triforium, clerestory. Triforium and clerestory windows were under restoration at time of photo.

        • Arcade, main level

          Lower level arcade seen from east wall triforium.

          • Window arches, main level

            Traces of polychromy remain in the framing arches of the arcade windows.

        • Lancets, main level

          13th-century grisaille glass, stored above Trinity Chapel until 1896.

          • East lancet, main level

            • East lancet, upper section

          • Central lancet, main level

            • Central lancet, upper section

            • Detail, central lancet

          • West lancet, main level

            • West lancet, upper section

        • Triforium

          Southeast corner of south wall triforium. Note narrow passageway between glass and the interior arcade.

          • Arches, triforium

            Showing traces of polychromy in triforium arches.

        • Windows, triforium and clerestory

          Windows after restoration.

          • Windows, triforium and clerestory

            Taken during renovations.

          • East and central windows, triforium

            • East lancet, east window

              Upper section.

            • East lancet, east window

              Middle section.

            • West lancet, east window

              Upper section.

            • West lancet, east window

              Middle section.

            • East lancet, central window

              Upper section.

            • East lancet, central window

              Middle section.

            • West lancet, central window

              Upper section.

            • West lancet, central window

              Middle section.

          • Clearstory windows

      • West wall, southeast transept

        Sample Div descriptionThe left and central bays are located in the transept proper. The bay at right encompasses the south aisle, which extends towards the west in this view. Note the changes in arcade details at the triforium and the lower level marking these structural differences.

        • West wall, southeast transept

          View looking down into southeast transept from triforium of the east wall.

          • Door, southwest corner

            Leading to the spiral stairway at the southwest corner of the southeast transept.

        • Lower level, west wall

          • Window arches, southwest corner

            Showing remains of medieval polychromy in the framing arches of the arcade windows.

          • Spandrel, southwest corner

            Traces of medieval patterning visible.

            • Spandrel, southwest corner

            • Detail, southwest spandrel

          • Spandrel between windows

            • Spandrel between windows

            • Spandrel between windows

              Traces of medieval polychromy visible.

            • Spandrel between windows

            • Detail, spandrel

            • Detail, spandrel

          • Spandrel, between windows and south aisle

        • Triforium, west wall

          Two bays at left overlook the southeast transept; bay at right is over the south aisle.

          • Triforium, west wall

            As the triforium transitions from the south aisle into the transept, it narrows to a small passage along the west wall.

          • Triforium passage

            View along passage in west wall at triforium level, looking towards top of stair in southwest corner.

          • Head of bishop, triforium

            Carved corbel head of a bishop at triforium level looks towards the presbytery. View here is taken from within the presbytery.

            • Head of bishop

              Seen from triforium of south wall, looking northeast. Head is located between the triforium arcade over the aisle (at right of head) and the triforium passage of the west wall (at left).

            • Head of bishop

            • Head of bishop

          • Triforium, south and central bays

            • Triforium, south and central bays

            • South bay, triforium

              • Triforium arches

                Foliate boss and polychromed moulding around arches.

            • Purbeck carved head

              Located at base of purbeck marble columns of triforium, between central and south bays.

              • Detail, purbeck head

        • Clerestory, west wall

          South bay, detail of moulding and arches over triple lancet windows.

      • Vaults, southeast transept

        View taken from south wall, looking north down the length of the southeast transept, across the crossing, and towards the north wall of the northeast transept.

        • Vaults, southeast transept

          From left to right: vault over crossing and strainer arch; vault over south aisle; two vaults over southeast transept; south wall.

          • Vaults, southeast transept

            • Vaults, central and south bays

            • Vault, south bay

              South wall is at right.

              • Detail, south vault

                Central boss and convergence of four ribs of south vault, showing medieval polychromy. Vault webbing shows remains of medieval painted medallions.

              • Detail, south vault

                South vault (south and east webs) and clearstory window of south wall.

              • Detail, south vault

                South vault (south and west webs) and clearstory windows of south wall.

        • Moulding, window arch

          Moulding of arches over lancet at the main level, west wall. Note polychromy.

        • Carved head, staircase

          Carved head at top of the spiral stair in the southwest corner of the transept.

        • Underside of trefoil, triforium

          Located in the east wall.

        • Purbeck shafts and bases

          Located at triforium level.

        • Purbeck shafts and bases

          Located at triforium level.

        • Interior of triforium

          Back of triforium arcade on west wall, seen from within the triforium passage. Note grafitti on the stone.

        • Underside, triforium arch

          Polychromy on underside of triforium arch, west wall.

        • Arches, triforium

          Arches over windows in triforium of south wall.

        • Arches, triforium

          Polychromy on underside of triforium arch, south wall.

        • Arches, triforium

          Polychromy on underside of triforium arch in the south wall, and its attachment to the exterior wall (at left).

        • Quatrefoil, triforium

          Underside of quatrefoil window above south wall lancets, showing polychromy. View taken from the narrow triforium passage.

        • Clerestory passage

          Passage at clerestory level, east wall looking north.

        • Vestry, general view

          The vestry is a small 2-story building located at the southeast corner of the southeast transept. The upper floor, seen here, now serves at the muniment room.

        • Muniment room, general view

          The second floor of the vestry.

        • Door, muniment room

          13th century wooden door.

        • Ceiling, muniment room.

          Roof beams, not medieval.

        • Medieval painting

          A medieval stenciled frieze along the top of the muniment room wall.

        • Medieval tiles

          13th century tiles located in the muniment room.

          • Tiles with birds

            • Detail, bird tiles

            • Detail, bird tiles

          • Birds and fleurs-de-lys tiles

          • Tiles with lions and circles

            • Detail, lions and circles

              Located in staircase window niche.

            • Detail, lion tile

          • Foliate motif with confronted birds

            • Detail, foliate motif

            • Detail, confronted birds