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Bath Abbey (or the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul), Bath: fan vaulting in the restored nave

RIBA91951
Scott, George Gilbert (1839-1897)
NOTES: This Benedictine abbey church was founded in 1499 and ruined in 1539 during the Dissolution. Restoration of the church to serve as the grand parish church of Bath was promoted by Elizabeth I in 1574 and a new nave timber roof of lath construction had been completed by 1608-1616. Major restoration work was carried out notably to the nave roof by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. This was based upon the original vault designed by William and Robert Vertue.

Bath Abbey (or the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul), Bath: fan vaulting in the restored nave

RIBA91952
Scott, George Gilbert (1839-1897)
NOTES: This Benedictine abbey church was founded in 1499 and ruined in 1539 during the Dissolution. Restoration of the church to serve as the grand parish church of Bath was promoted by Elizabeth I in 1574 and a new nave timber roof of lath construction had been completed by 1608-1616. Major restoration work was carried out notably to the nave roof by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. This was based upon the original vault designed by William and Robert Vertue.

Bath Abbey (or the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul), Bath: the restored nave looking east

RIBA91953
Scott, George Gilbert (1839-1897)
NOTES: This Benedictine abbey church was founded in 1499 and ruined in 1539 during the Dissolution. Restoration of the church to serve as the grand parish church of Bath was promoted by Elizabeth I in 1574 and a new nave timber roof of lath construction had been completed by 1608-1616. Major restoration work was carried out notably to the nave roof by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. This was based upon the original vault designed by William and Robert Vertue.

Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queen's Road, Bristol: detail of the fan vaulting

RIBA92296
Oatley, Sir George Herbert (1863-1950)
NOTES: The Wills Memorial Building was designed in 1912 to be a landmark for the new university. Built in the Perpendicular Gothic style, it was begun in 1915 and, after being delayed through World War I, it was finally completed in 1925. George Herbert Oatley was knighted the same year in recognition of his work.

Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queen's Road, Bristol: the entrance hall

RIBA92297
Oatley, Sir George Herbert (1863-1950)
NOTES: The Wills Memorial Building was designed in 1912 to be a landmark for the new university. Built in the Perpendicular Gothic style, it was begun in 1915 and, after being delayed through World War I, it was finally completed in 1925. George Herbert Oatley was knighted the same year in recognition of his work.

St George's Chapel, Windsor: the nave with the altar in foreground, and the verger stitching the altar cloth

RIBA100001
Janyns, Henry (fl. 1453-1483)
NOTES: Construction on the chapel was begun by Edward IV in 1475 under the direction of the master mason, Henry Janyns, and was completed during the reign of Henry VIII in 1528. The choir and its aisles were completed in 1477-1483. The stone vaulting of the nave was completed in 1528.

St George's Chapel, Windsor: the nave looking west

RIBA100002
Janyns, Henry (fl. 1453-1483)
NOTES: Construction on the chapel was begun by Edward IV in 1475 under the direction of the master mason, Henry Janyns, and was completed during the reign of Henry VIII in 1528. The choir and its aisles were completed in 1477-1483. The stone vaulting of the nave was completed in 1528.

Gloucester Cathedral: the fan-vaulted monks' lavatorium at the west end of the cloisters

RIBA100088
NOTES: The cathedral was built between 1089 and 1499. It was extensively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott between 1873 and 1890, and in 1897. The cloisters, begun after 1351 in Perpendicular style and completed before c.1360, have the earliest surviving large-scale fan vaulting.

Church of St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcesteshire: the chantry chapel with fan vaulting

RIBA100243
Eginton, Harvey (1809-1849)
NOTES: A late 15th century church with an early 16th century chantry chapel. It was much restored and partially rebuilt in 1837 to the designs of Harvey Eginton following semi-dereliction.

Christ Church College, Oxford: the hall staircase with fan vaulting

RIBA100382
Wyatt, James (1746-1813)
NOTES: The stone staircase is by Wyatt (1805) and the fan vaulting is dated between 1630-1640.
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