Special Collections Material
From Pugin's Specimens of Gothic architecture;
selected from various antient edifices in England (Volume II) (1823)
"The construction of one principal is shown in this Plate; half in section, half in elevation ... The principals of this roof follow the distribution of parts adopted in the earlier structures of Eltham and Westminster Halls; each consisting of an arch, supported by two half-arches. The curved ceilings in the upper part of this roof, with the lesser pendents descending from them, are peculiar to it."
|Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace, Transversal
Section of the Roof
(Plate VIII (A): Vol. II)
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