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Description

 

Inverted cone sections rising from a column with ribs making blind tracery that fan out to form the vault or ceiling.

 

For more details see the longer article prepared for the Cathedral section of CHAS Notebook.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Fan vault

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Bell Harry tower, cathedral

Edward the Confessor chapel , cathedral

Deans' chapel, cathedral

South-west (Chichele) tower, cathedral

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For help with terminology applied to the various types of rib. click here