Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Wheel Window Definition

History and Architecture

Wheel Window

A round window with radiating spokes emanating from a central roundel or boss. The wheel window is so named because its spokes resemble those of a cart wheel or modern bicycle wheel. Wheel windows are a form of rounded windows popularly called rose windows, and were common from the Norman period onwards.

See also: Rose Window

Related: Boss   Rose Window  




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