Architectural Note - the Perpendicular Gothic architectural style


Perpendicular Gothic, the last phase of English Gothic architecture, flourished from some time after 1350 and lasted until the end of the 15th century although its influence was felt until well into the 17th century. This has been called the great epoch of church building and architectural progression with its keynote being further development and refinement. Perpendicular is most characterised by the development of vertical lines of stone tracery in windows which became so large with concomitant walls reduced to such an extent that the resulting church looked more like a glass box.

 

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