Triforium sentence example
The top of the narthex forms a wide gallery, communicating with the interior at the triforium level.
The original triforium is transformed into a clerestory, the original clerestory being lost.
In the interior the sculptured triforium (15th century), the spiral staircase in the transept and a Holy Sepulchre are of interest.
The church, which rises high above the buildings clustering round it, consists of transepts and four bays of the nave of Romanesque architecture and of a fine choir (1450 - I 521) in the Flamboyant Gothic style with a triforium surmounted by lofty windows.
The nave and choir have aisles, triforium and clerestory.Advertisement
The nave is of ornate Norman work, with a massive triforium, surmounted by a Perpendicular clerestory and a beautiful wooden roof.
There is no triforium, but a high clerestory with wide two-light windows, with simple tracery like those in the nave-aisles and throughout the church, which give sufficient (if anything too much) light.
The triforium was omitted.
The windows are unornamented, and the nave has no triforium.
The nave, in the Transitional and Decorated styles, with a rich midPointed triforium of broad round arches, has been restored, and used as the parish church since 1862.Advertisement
The nave, on each side, has nine pointed arches in the basement storey, nine round arches in the triforium, and thirty-six pointed arches in the clerestory, through which an arcade is carried on both sides.
Exquisite ornament is seen in the triforium arcade, and between some of the arches in the transept are figures, especially finely carved, though much mutilated, known as the censing angels.
The choir stalls in the body of the church are modern, as is the organ, a fine instrument with an "echo" attachment, electrically connected, in the triforium of the south transept.
The twelfth-century arcade and triforium support a later clerestory and great hammer-beam roof dating from the fifteenth century.
The work is in the main very fine Norman, with triforium, ambulatory and apsidal eastern end.Advertisement
A triforium gallery was subsequently added into the presbytery to disguise the difference between the two.
The triforium passage in the South transept is essentially matched to the nave clerestorey passage, however.