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Description

 

This page should be read in conjunction with detailed descriptions of particular rib vault styles - all are accessible via the Vault Index page.

 

A vault is an arched roof or ceiling.  In a ribbed vault construction, simple groins were replaced by arched ribs of masonry.  The following images provide terms for the different types of rib NB click to enlarge:

 

 

 

 

Rib terminology

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