Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, County Louth, exterior - presbytery south elevation, buttress

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Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, County Louth, exterior - presbytery south elevation, buttress


Collon, County Louth, Leinster, Republic of Ireland, Europe


Photograph by Roger Stalley. View of east end of presbytery from the south - east showing buttress projecting from a battered masonry plinth. Disposition and size of the buttresses on north and south elevations suggest the existence of a rib - vault in the extended presbytery, probably divided into three bays. A similar arrangement exists at the Cistercian Abbey in Graiguenamanagh. Piers of the crossing and the west aisle of the north transept can be seen beyond the buttress.


Architecture, Medieval - Ireland, Ecclesiastical architecture, Architecture - Ireland - Louth, Cistercian architecture, Monasteries—Ireland, presbytery, buttress, battered plinth, battered masonry, rib vault, transept, crossing, pier



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Stalley, Roger

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