Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture

west end : The area of the church opposite the east end. The west end usually functions as the main entrance to the church. When one enters a church from the west end, the left side is the north side, and the right is the south side.
Contrast with east end.
See also screen facade, narthex. westwork.

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West End of the Cathedral of Notre Dame
Paris, France

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