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HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE PRESENTATION

scissor arches of Wells Cathedral. During the 14th century the central supports of the crossing (the junction of a Cathedral's four arms) were found to be sinking. In 1338 Bishop Ralph of Salisbury decided to build internal scissor arches to support the weight.

scissor arches of Wells Cathedral. During the 14th century the central supports of the crossing (the junction of a Cathedral's four arms) were found to be sinking. In 1338 Bishop Ralph of Salisbury decided to build internal scissor arches to support the weight.

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