Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, County Louth, interior - nave, south - west crossing pier

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Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, County Louth, interior - nave, south - west crossing pier


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


Photograph by Roger Stalley. View of the south - west crossing pier. Diamond - shaped in plan, the pier has large filleted shafts and bases with elongated bells on the diagonal face. Moulding style is similar to fourteenth - century work in the south transept suggesting they were constructed concurrently. Substantial form of the pier suggests it was required to support a central tower.


Architecture, Medieval - Ireland, Ecclesiastical architecture, Architecture - Ireland - Louth, Cistercian architecture, Monasteries—Ireland, pier, diamond - shaped pier, crossing tower, filleted shaft, crossing pier



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Stalley, Roger

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