Lincoln Cathedral: the decagonal chapter house with a star vault of twenty radiating ribs
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CAT/318 (ES6992)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Vaulting ; Columns ; Cathedrals|
NOTES: Designed as a decagon with two windows in each bay, this is the earliest of a series of polygonal chapter houses in England. Dating from the early part of the 13th century, the large dome is supported by a massive central pillar, an architectural feature which could be dispensed with in later Gothic chapter houses such as York.
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