Ambulatory A passageway around the apse of the church
Apse The end point of a church where the altar is
Arcade A series of arches supported by columns.
Archivolt A series of concentric molding around the arch.
Axial Plan Basilica Plan, Longitudinal Plan A Church with along nave where the focus on the apse
Baptistery • A building or part of a church used for baptism.
Bay • A unit of interior space in a building, marked off by architectural divisions.
campanile: • Italian name for a bell tower, usually one that is detached from the main building.
Cathedral • The principal church of diocese where the bishop sits
Clerestory • An upper story of a building with windows above adjacent roofs.
Embroidery • A woven product in which the design is stitched.
Jamb • A vertical element of a doorway or window frame
Narthex • A low projection at the western end of a church, like a porch.
Portal • any doorway or entrance but especially one that is large and imposing.
Reliquary • A container for relics.
Rib Vault • masonry vault with a relatively thin web and set within a framework of ribs.
Tapestry • A woven product in which the deign and the backing are produced a the same time on a loom • A loom is a device used to weave cloth.
Transept An aisle in a church in perpendicular to the nave
Triforium • 2nd story of the church
Trumeau • A central Pillar pr the portal that is stabilizes the structure
Tympanum • A rounded sculpture place over the portal of a medieval church
Voussoir • One of the wedge-shaped stones used in constructing an arch.