Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture

nave The central longitudinal space of a bascilican church. It is usually flanked on its lond sides by aislas which are separated from the nave by columns or piers. In many churches, the lay congregation stand in the nave to attend religious services.

Other parts of a church: ambulatory, apse, choir, crossing, east end, choir, transept, west end
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