Sentence Examples

  • The church of St Mary is a fine Gothic structure of the 13th century with five naves and a lofty spire.
  • The façade is fine, and the interior, divided into three naves by columns, with galleries over the aisles, has fortunately not been restored; the vaulting of the crypt has, however, been covered with modern stucco.
  • Of Halstead is Little Maplestead, where the church is the latest in date of the four churches with round naves extant in England, being perhaps of 12th-century foundation, but showing early Decorated work in the main.
  • Oblong, having a single row of columns dividing the length into two naves and terminating to the west in a semicircular apse.
  • It is true that at all times churches have been put to secular uses; in periods of unrest, as among the Nestorian Christians now, they were sometimes built to serve at need as fortresses; their towers were used for beacons, their naves for meetings on secular affairs.

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