Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Greek-cross plan

Church plan in the form of a Greek cross, with a square central mass and four arms of equal length.

The Greek-cross plan was widely used in Byzantine architecture and in Western churches inspired by Byzantine examples.

Greek cross: A cross with four equal arms

- A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, by Sir Banister-Fletcher, New York, 1950, pp. 251-253

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