Fantracery Vaulting

Fan-tracery Vaulting

"a kind of vaulting used chiefly in late Perpendicular work, in which all the ribs that rise from the springing of the vault have the same curve, and diverge eqmmally in every direction, producing an effect something like that of the bones of a fan. This kind of vaulting admits of considerable variety in the smibordinate parts, but the general effect of the leading features is more nearly uniform. It is very frequently used over tombs, chantry chapels, and other small erections, and fine examples on a larger scale exist at Henry the Seventh's Chapel; St. George's Chapel, Windsor; King's College Chapel, Cambridge, etc.," in England.

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