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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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... style Gothic architecture that is exaggerated by vertical straight and slender aspects such as windows and...

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World Encyclopedia

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... style Final period of English Gothic architecture, from c .1330 to the mid-16th century. Named after the strong vertical lines of its window tracery and panelling, characteristic features are fan vaulting and flattened...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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... style [De] A style of architecture found in Britain in the late 14th century ad through to the 16th century ad in which there is a strong emphasis on the vertical elements of construction and decoration. Pointed arches common in earlier centuries are flattened and arches and windows become framed by rectangular outlines. Towers of great height are added to ecclesiastical buildings and ceilings and roofs are often richly...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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... style . Term used to describe a style of Gothic architecture, peculiar to England, that flourished from the 14th century to the early 16th. The term, devised by Thomas Rickman, covers the style that emerged from designs by the workshop at St Stephen's Chapel (after 1292 ) in the Palace of Westminster. The essence of Perpendicular is regularity: straight lines or crystalline shapes, a thin and transparent structure exploiting stained glass on the inner surface, monochrome building materials, modular repetition and a fineness of detail almost...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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... style Term used to describe a style of Gothic architecture, peculiar to England, that flourished from the 14th century to the early 16th ( see Gothic architecture , II, 2 ). The term, devised by Thomas Rickman in the early 19th century, covers the style that emerged from designs by the workshop at St Stephen’s Perpendicular style.  Fan vault of Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, c. 1503–19. Photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY Chapel (after 1292 ) in the Palace of Westminster ( see London , IV, 3(i)(a) ). The essence...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...with the simple Y‐tracery of the Early English style and the geometric and exuberant designs of the Decorated style during the 13th and early 14th centuries. English styles had until then copied the French, but from the middle years of the 14th century until the Reformation and later a native style known as Perpendicular Gothic was developed. This is named after the perpendicular lines of the mullions in the windows (which were enlarged until they filled all the available space in the walls), but the style includes much more than that, e.g. flat lead...

Perpendicular

Perpendicular  

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Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large windows with ...
John Clyve

John Clyve  

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(fl. 1362–92).English mason. He worked at Windsor Castle, Berks. (1362–3), and was master-mason of Worcester Cathedral Priory (1366–7). He was probably responsible for the tower, north porch, ...
Alexander Marshall Mackenzie

Alexander Marshall Mackenzie  

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(1848–1933).Scots architect. He practised with James Matthews (1820–98) in Aberdeen from 1877, designing Greyfriars Church (1906) and the Marischal College (1904–6) in that city, the latter an ...
John Croxton

John Croxton  

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(fl. 1411–47).English mason. He worked at Guildhall, London, in 1411, when that structure was begun, and was associated with it for most of his career. He was undoubtedly the architect, and the crypt ...
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1 Rough masonry finish made by a pick or pointing tool, with a picked face (i.e. with only the coarsest projections removed) also called pecking.2 Type of arch.3 With a capital P, ‘Pointed’ refers to ...
Free Tudor

Free Tudor  

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Style in which late-Perpen-dicular, Tudor, or Elizabethan forms were mingled in a free manner in the late C19 and early C20, e.g. the work of Leonard Stokes.
Segar Owen

Segar Owen  

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(1874–1929).English architect. He was articled to and later (1896) was in partnership with his father, William Owen (1850–1910), architect, of Warrington, Ches. In 1895–6 he worked with G. E. Street. ...
architectural styles

architectural styles  

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Buildings designed in the style of the Romans continued to be erected in western Europe until the end of the 12th century. In Britain this Romanesque style is divided into the Saxon and Norman ...
William de Ramsey

William de Ramsey  

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(fl. 1323–d. 1349).English master-mason. He worked at Norwich Cathedral on the cloisters under John de Ramsey in the 1320s, and probably on St Ethelbert's Chapel over the gate to the precincts. ...
diocese of Gloucester

diocese of Gloucester  

The see, conterminous with Gloucestershire, was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII from part of the Worcester diocese. The Norman cathedral, previously St Peter's Benedictine abbey church, was partly ...
medieval architecture

medieval architecture  

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Architecture of Europe in the Middle Ages from the end of C8 to the first half of C16, thus including the Romanesque and Gothic (or Pointed) styles.
John de Sponlee

John de Sponlee  

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(fl. 1350–d. c.1386).English mason. Most of his work was at Windsor Castle, Berks., where he began the Vestry and Chapter House in 1350, built the Canons' Lodgings (1353), Treasury with vaulted porch ...
Edward Graham Paley

Edward Graham Paley  

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(1823–95).English architect, a pupil of Edmund Sharpe (1809–77), with whom he was in practice 1845–51 as Sharpe & Paley. From 1851 he practised as E. G. Paley, and in 1868 the firm became Paley & ...
Sir Charles Barry

Sir Charles Barry  

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(1795–1860).London-born English architect and fine draughtsman. In Rome and Florence he studied Renaissance architecture, and these investigations were to be of great importance in the development of ...

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