Flashcards in Gothic Terminology Deck (46)
Space between columns of nave and side wall. Usually on either side of nave.
Semi-circular/polygonal end of church. Usually on the eastern end.
Series of arches
A small building separate from main church where rites of Baptism were performed.
The bell tower
Projecting ornament used to conceal intersections in a vault
A mass of stone built to support a wall of great height
Principle church of a province where the throne of the bishop is placed. Always faces West.
Part of altar for clergy or choir
Recesses on side of aisles
Includes ambulatory and chapels
Area of main altar where services are sung
Decorated screen that separated choir from rest of cathedral
In tracery, it's 5 pendants in a circular ring. Usually applied to windows and panels.
The upper stores of a church where it rises above the aisle roof. Have window openings.
A pier with smaller columns attached to it. Ribs usually join to form pier
Intersection of nave, transepts and chancel
Area below church traditionally reserved for burial chambers
Fan tracery vaulting
A system of ceiling vaulting with all ribs having the same curve, resembling folds of a fan
The top or finishing stone of a pinnacle
A buttress arched over at top to engage with a main wall. A principle feature. Resists lateral thrust of a vault.
A stone spout usually carved in shape of an animal or demon and connected to a gutter for diverting rain water from roof.
A carving usually of a demon, dragon, 0.5 animal 0.5 human which sources no utilitarian purpose.
Circular aisle around apse and behind altar
The stones forming the side of a door or window
Located on either side of main portal door; the first figures seen when entering a gothic cathedral.
Central stone of an arch that locks other units in place
A gothic pointed arch usually applied to long, narrow slender windows.
A window opening
Stone dividing a window into two or more lights
Porch or room leading into the church
The main body of a church or cathedral. Sometimes divined as the central aisle only.
A recess in a wall for the reception of a statue
A small circular or eye shaped window
A large free-standing pillar which is rectangular or square
A slender pointed summit placed on top of a buttress
A chapel leading off the ambulatory
A convex moulding which divides the compartments of a vault
A large, circular window with heavily foliated tracery branching out from a common centre
Most sacred part of the church and holds the main altar
A spire together with the tower supporting it
Ornamental stonework most often seen supporting window glass in the form of trefoils and cinquefoils.
The north and south projections or "arms" of the cross.
An arcaded middle level, above the main arcade and below the clerestory. In French building it contains a passage.
A panel above the main portal, or doorway, usually heavily decorated