Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Body Definition

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  

Attraction search
in



National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotland properties.

Membership details

About the National Trust


HISTORY CORNER
Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



Elizabeth Talbot (1518-1608), Countess of Shrewsbury, was popularly known as ...



13 April, 1640

Opening of the Short Parliament

Parliament refused to grant Charles I new taxes, and attacked policies of Stratford and Archbishop Laud

This king was the first of his family to be buried at Fontevrault Abbey



Passionate about British Heritage!