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Clerestory meaning

clerestory - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The upper story of the nave of a church, containing windows, and rising above the aisle roofs.
  2. 2. Same as Clearstory.

clerestory - examples of usage

  1. Each bay of the clerestory contains two three- light windows of late Perpendicular date. - "Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them", Sidney Heath.
  2. Early Perpendicular in style, without a clerestory, and called, for its large window area, the " Lantern of the West." - "Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them", Sidney Heath.
  3. The clerestory of the nave remains, with unusually broad round- headed windows. - "The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church", A. Hamilton Thompson.
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