Religious architecture


Apse

A semicircular or polygonal termination of the chancel, which is typically situated at the eastern end of a Christian church.

Box pew

A type of church seating with enclosed sides

Devil’s door

Devil’s doors are blocked-up doors in the north wall of a church, once believed to have been an escape route for the Devil when he left a child as a result of the sacrament of baptism.

Lavatorium

A structure close to the refectory of a monastery, providing washing facilities.

Nave

Central part of a church, used by the laiety.

Reredos

A large ornamented wall, screen, or other structure placed behind the altar in a Christian church.