Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Arcade Definition

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Arcade

A row of arches supported on columns or piers, either free-standing or set against a wall. An arcade could be used anywhere, but usually refers to the range of arches that separate the nave from side aisles. An arcade could also refer to a decorative element that was made to resemble an actual arcade, with decorative arches upon a pilaster strip. This type of decorative arcade is often used in Romanesque architecture and is generally callled a 'blind arcade'.

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