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hall church

n.
A church in which the side aisles are as high or almost as high as the nave and which consequently lacks a clerestory.

[Translation of German Hallenkirche : Halle, hall + Kirche, church.]

hall church

A type of church common in Germany in which the aisles are the same height as the nave, which is therefore lit from the aisle windows.
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It is a three-aisled church with transepts and porches on the north and south sides, all under a polychrome tiled roof harking back to Stephansdom in Vienna, but the south side was converted to a hall-church design in the late 15th century.
St Michael's Roman Catholic church of Cluj is of hall-church plan.