ARCHITECT, English
(active around 1120 in Cambridgeshire)

Exterior view

begun 1120
Photo
Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge

The most remarkable of the few central-plan buildings in England is the round church of the Holy Sepulchre in Cambridge, which was begun around 1120. It is a copy of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Eight round pillars surround a central space which is roofed, via unvaulted galleries and round arch windows, by an eight-section dome.

The photo shows a view from the west.

View the ground plan and cross-section of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge.




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