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Description

 

The simplest form of classical order - a simplification of the Doric order.

 

Characterised by simple,  stout columns without flutings; round capitals; and absence of decoration.

 

Authorities differ on the precise distinction between Doric and Tuscan styles - even whether the distinction is useful.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Tuscan column

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Cathedral font in nave

Guildhall (formerly Holy Cross church) - memorial to Almundus Colph  c. 1600

Cathedral precincts - Cathedral House

16 Watling Street

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