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Description

 

Arched roof or ceiling in continuous semi-circular section – also known as a Tunnel vault.

 

Associated normally with ecclesiastical buildings but can be secular (see water conduit tunnels below).

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Barrel vault

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Passage under pulpitum steps, cathedral

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Mint Yard Gate – entry to King's School

Water conduit – King's Park

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