Pointed Arch

  • (noun): An arch with a pointed apex.

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English Gothic Architecture - Early English Gothic - Characteristics of The Style
... of the Early English period was the pointed arch known as the lancet ... Pointed arches were used almost universally, not only in arches of wide span such as those of the nave arcade, but also for doorways and lancet windows ... generally used round arches, although they had very occasionally employed slightly pointed ones, notably at Durham Cathedral where they are utilised for structural ...

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