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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Wednesday 4th August 2021

The 15th - 16th Century Church

naveGlossary Term [1] walls heightened and the interior lightened by a clerestorey. Chantry chapels created either within the building or as additional structures provided places for prayers for those buried there. Taller towers and spires, paid for the local community, reflected pride in the parish church as a local landmark. Not all churches developed to this extent; for small and remote places the simple chancelGlossary Term [2] and naveGlossary Term [3] could suffice throughout the middle ages.

Last updated: Saturday, 25th April 2009