Westminster Abbey, London: the junction of the choir and the north transept vaults
|Architect/Designer||Yevele, Henry (d. 1400)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ABB/362 (ES1073.7)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Fan vaulting ; Abbeys ; Churches ; Vaulting|
NOTES: A Benedictine abbey was established on this site in the 10th century and it has been the coronation church of English monarchs since 1066. Construction on the present church began in 1245. The Gothic nave was begun in 1376 under Abbot Nicholas Litlyngton (d. 1386), and completed by the master mason, Henry Yevele, in the 1390s.
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