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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Saturday 20th August 2022

Fan Vaults

VAULTGlossary Term [1] is a sophisticated form of barrel vaultGlossary Term [2] built of cut stone, consisting of inverted conoids decoratedGlossary Term [3] with a fan of purely decorative surface ribs, often with pendantGlossary Term [4] bosses.

cloister [5] of Gloucester Cathedral.

vaultGlossary Term [6] remained exceptional, associated with especially prestigious buildings in the PerpendicularGlossary Term [7] style of the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009