Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture

longitudinal barrel vault : A barrel (or tunnel) vault which follows the main longitudinal direction of the nave. Usually when a vault is referred to simply as a barrel (or tunnel) vault, it may be assumed to be a longitudinal barrel vault.

Compare with: groin vault,

See also: barrel vault.

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