Barrel-vaults Sentence Examples
It differs from the normal type in many respects, as it includes residences for various sects, so that portions of it, with the several storeys externally, resemble an immense mansion or warehouse, and this would seem to have led to an important change inside, as instead of a cloister of two or more aisles there are four immense halls all covered with pointed barrel vaults.
This church, by Giuliano da Sangallo (1485-1491), is a Greek cross, with barrel vaults over the arms, and a dome; it is a fine work, and the decoration of the exterior in marble of different colours (unfinished) is of a noble simplicity.
It was often based on circular forms and so had rounded arches, semi-circular apses and barrel vaults as common features.
The brick-lined graves usually contained one or more burials and were roofed with stone slabs or brick barrel vaults.Advertisement