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Early English Tracery

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Beverley Minster, Yorkshire

The adoption of the pointed archGlossary Term in the later C12 encouraged a new and more flexible approach to window design. LancetGlossary Term windows could be used separately if the space was tight, or grouped together in a single composition, with windows either of identical height, or graduated to fill a gableGlossary Term wall.

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Norfolk, West Walton, St Mary

The pointed archGlossary Term was also used to transform the RomanesqueGlossary Term tradition of decorative arcading, as demonstrated at West Walton, Norfolk.


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