The fan vault
is an English innovation not seen in the churches of continental Europe.
The quirky fan vaulted
ceiling and its supporting pillars are even more intriguing.
Technology innovation will enable us to perfect the Internet Cathedral just as flying buttresses, fan vaulted
ceilings, and ornate windows did in years past.
John the Baptist and admired its perpendicular porch, fan vaults
and merchants' ' tombs.
Churches were as light as possible, with walls of glass testing the limits of architecture, kept up by flying buttresses and, eventually, fan vaults
. An increasing number of barriers were erected between the liturgical action and the people, until the Dominicans and Franciscans built preaching houses in a style curiously anticipating the Reformation.
However, occasional churches by less well-known architects were particularly remarkable, such as the stone-vaulted St Luke, Chelsea by James Savage (the chancel is not, however, 'fan vaulted
In the opulent three-storey hall itself, ornate plastered, pillared and panelled grand state rooms, fan vaulted
ceilings and monumental central staircase added a star to Apley's Grade II listing, designating it as a historic building of exceptional importance.