ARCHITECT, English
(active after 1175 in Worcester)

Interior view

after 1175
Photo
Cathedral, Worcester

In the west of England an original variety of Early Gothic architecture developed. It appears for the first time in the two west bays of the nave at Worcester Cathedral, but is still mixed with Romanesque traditions because this was a repair to an older part of the building after a tower collapsed in 1175. The new elements are the pointed arches alongside round arches, vertical clusters of responds which protrude from the piers and which support the ribbed vault, and the break-down of the piers, arcades, and supports into many slender shafts and profiles.

The photo shows the nave, west bays, looking northwest.




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