Pendant vault

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Pendant fan vault of Henry VII's chapel at Westminster Abbey.
Pendant vault, St. Madeleine, Troyes.

A pendant vault is a rare form of vault used in late Gothic architecture in which large decorative pendants hang from the vault at a distance from the walls. In some cases, the pendants are a large form of boss.

List of buildings with pendant vaults[edit]

List of gothic revival buildings with pendant vaults[edit]


  1. ^ "Albi Cathedral". 
  2. ^ "Chancel vault". 
  3. ^ "Langland database : Caudebec-en-Caux". 
  4. ^ Leedy, Walter (1980). Fan vaulting: A study of form, technology, and meaning. Scholar Press.