Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture

Body

The term is used in two ways in church architecture. The first refers to the central section of the church, and is roughly synonymous with 'nave', or central aisle. The second meaning refers to the central shaft of a pillar, between the base and capital. In a compond pier the base refers to the central, or core shaft.

Related: Aisle   Base   Capital   Nave  

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This Scottish lord was chosen by Edward I of England as the new king of Scotland in 1292



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Henry VI crowned King of France

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This king was killed while a prisoner at the Tower of London in 1471



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