wagon vault meaning

  "wagon vault" in a sentence
  • or wagon vault noun
      A barrel vault

  • [Architecture]

    A semicylindrical vault; a barrel vault.


  1. The ceiling is one of the very few decorated medieval wagon vaults to survive in the East Midlands, although many can still be found in the West Country.
  2. Charles Eamer Kempe's association with the church began in 1865, when Bodley commissioned him to paint the wagon vault ceiling, which was still in its unadorned 15th-century state.
  3. A "'barrel vault "', also known as a "'tunnel vault "'or a "'wagon vault "', is an architectural element formed by the extrusion of a single curve ( or pair of curves, in the case of a pointed barrel vault ) along a given distance.

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