Beauvais Cathedral

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The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is a Roman Catholic church in the northern town of Beauvais, France.wikipedia
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Gothic architecture

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The cathedral is of the Gothic style.
The buttresses themselves became part of the decoration; the pinnacles became more and more ornate, becoming more and more elaborate, as at Beauvais Cathedral and Reims Cathedral.

Basse Oeuvre

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A small Romanesque church dating back to the 10th-century, known as the Basse Œuvre, still occupies the site destined for the nave of the Beauvais Cathedral.
The Basse Œuvre (French for "Lower Work", as distinct from the Nouvel-Œuvre (= "New Work", the present cathedral)), in full the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Basse Œuvre of Beauvais (in French Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Basse-Œuvre de Beauvais), is a church at the west end of Beauvais Cathedral, dated to the 10th century.

Amiens Cathedral

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The vaulting in the interior of the choir reaches 48 m (157.48 feet) in height, far surpassing the concurrently constructed Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Amiens, with its 42 m nave.
In that regard, the Amiens cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, its stone-vaulted nave reaching an internal height of 42.30 m (surpassed only by the incomplete Beauvais Cathedral).

Transept

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It consists only of a transept (16th-century) and choir, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels (13th-century), which are reached by an ambulatory.
At Beauvais only the chevet and transepts stand; the nave of the cathedral was never completed after a collapse of the daring high vaulting in 1284.

Milo of Nanteuil

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Work was begun in 1225 under count-bishop Milo of Nanteuil, with funding from his family, immediately after the third in a series of fires in the old wooden-roofed basilica, which had reconsecrated its altar only three years before the fire; the choir was completed in 1272, in two campaigns, with an interval (1232–38) owing to a funding crisis provoked by a struggle with Louis IX.
He combined an ambitious pursuit of ecclesiastical office with military service in Italy on behalf of the Pope, participation in the Fifth Crusade, building of Beauvais Cathedral, and patronage of Jean Renart.

Beauvais

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The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is a Roman Catholic church in the northern town of Beauvais, France.

Nave

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A small Romanesque church dating back to the 10th-century, known as the Basse Œuvre, still occupies the site destined for the nave of the Beauvais Cathedral. The vaulting in the interior of the choir reaches 48 m (157.48 feet) in height, far surpassing the concurrently constructed Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Amiens, with its 42 m nave.

Apse

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It consists only of a transept (16th-century) and choir, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels (13th-century), which are reached by an ambulatory. However, large-scale Gothic design continued, and the choir was rebuilt at the same height, albeit with more columns in the chevet and choir, converting the vaulting from quadripartite vaulting to sexpartite vaulting.
Famous northern French examples of chevets are in the Gothic cathedrals of Amiens, Beauvais and Reims.

Astronomical clock

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The church possesses an elaborate astronomical clock in neo-Gothic taste (1866) and tapestries of the 15th and 17th centuries, but its chief artistic treasures are stained glass windows of the 13th, 14th, and 16th centuries, the most beautiful of them from the hand of Renaissance artist Engrand Le Prince, a native of Beauvais.
Immediately after he finished the Besançon commission, Vérité built a larger more elaborate clock for Beauvais Cathedral in his home town.

List of highest church naves

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*List of highest church naves

Rib vault

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However, large-scale Gothic design continued, and the choir was rebuilt at the same height, albeit with more columns in the chevet and choir, converting the vaulting from quadripartite vaulting to sexpartite vaulting.
The tallest nave of all the Gothic Cathedrals is Beauvais Cathedral, though only a single bay was completed.

List of tallest buildings and structures

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The tower made the church the tallest structure in the world (1569–1573).

Beauvais astronomical clock

In its vicinity, the highly complicated Beauvais Astronomical clock with moving figures was installed in 1866.
The Beauvais Astronomical Clock is a nineteenth-century astronomical clock in Beauvais Cathedral in northern France.

Flying buttress

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File:Beauvais external supports.JPG|Lateral supports of flying buttresses
1170). Later architects progressively refined the design of the flying buttress, and narrowed the flyers, some of which were constructed with one thickness of voussoir (wedge brick) with a capping stone atop, e.g. at Amiens Cathedral, Le Mans Cathedral, and Beauvais Cathedral.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Beauvais

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It is the seat of the Bishop of Beauvais, Noyon, and Senlis.
Beauvais Cathedral serves as the seat of the enlarged diocese.

French Gothic architecture

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One example was Beauvais Cathedral.

Martin Chambiges

His chief works are the transepts of Sens Cathedral (in 1494), of Senlis Cathedral, and of Beauvais Cathedral (1499), in addition to the west front of Troyes Cathedral (1502–1531)

Church architecture

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The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is a Roman Catholic church in the northern town of Beauvais, France.

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The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is a Roman Catholic church in the northern town of Beauvais, France.

Cathedral

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The cathedral is of the Gothic style.

Choir (architecture)

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It consists only of a transept (16th-century) and choir, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels (13th-century), which are reached by an ambulatory.

Ambulatory

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It consists only of a transept (16th-century) and choir, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels (13th-century), which are reached by an ambulatory.

Romanesque architecture

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A small Romanesque church dating back to the 10th-century, known as the Basse Œuvre, still occupies the site destined for the nave of the Beauvais Cathedral.

Basilica

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Work was begun in 1225 under count-bishop Milo of Nanteuil, with funding from his family, immediately after the third in a series of fires in the old wooden-roofed basilica, which had reconsecrated its altar only three years before the fire; the choir was completed in 1272, in two campaigns, with an interval (1232–38) owing to a funding crisis provoked by a struggle with Louis IX.

Louis IX of France

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Work was begun in 1225 under count-bishop Milo of Nanteuil, with funding from his family, immediately after the third in a series of fires in the old wooden-roofed basilica, which had reconsecrated its altar only three years before the fire; the choir was completed in 1272, in two campaigns, with an interval (1232–38) owing to a funding crisis provoked by a struggle with Louis IX.