Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Body Definition

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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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