Tracery patterns in the choir at Exeter Cathedral

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Tracery patterns in the choir at Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral’s presbytery and choir preserve a fine series of Geometric Decorated tracery windows, perhaps the finest of their date in England. The presbytery was constructed in the 1290s, followed by the choir in the years 1300-10, and they share patterns. The tracery includes trefoils (with three lobes), quatrefoils (with four lobes), sexfoils (with six lobes) and triangles with curved sides which fit within circles.

Acknowledgments: J. Allan and B. Jupp, Exeter Archaeology