Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


The part of a cruciform church, projecting at right angles to the main building

In the interior, the transept is between the nave and the chancel.

In Gothic churches, the projections should be called "arms" but are often called the "transepts."

Crossing: The space at the interior intersection of the nave, chancel, and transept of a church; often surmounted by a crossing tower or dome/cupola.

Examples from Buffalo architecture:
Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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