The Quadrangle

Tracery

Tracery is an architectural term used primarily to describe the stonework elements that support plain or stained glass in a Gothic window.

Blind tracery refers to ornamental work of interlaced and branching lines carved on solid walls.

There are many examples of each in the Quadrangle.


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TRACERY GALLERY

Various uses of tracery in the Quadrangle:

Traceries
Traceries
Traceries

BLIND TRACERY GALLERY

Various uses of blind tracery in the Quadrangle:

Blind tracery in the Quadrangle
Blind tracery in the Quadrangle
Blind tracery in the Quadrangle

MORE TRACERY

These same tracery patterns have also been used on wooden doors, wooden and stone stairs and metal lanterns in the Quadrangle:

More tracery in the Quadrangle

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