resembles a fan! Constructed in concave ribs of equal length, which spring from a central point. The ribs meet, or nearly meet at the apex or crown of the vault.
1. A rib vault in which the ribs radiate from the springing point like a fan. 2. Style of vaulting typical of England in the 16th century, in which the ribs are of equal length and form a fan shape.
Late form of tierceron vault in which the segments are rounded to form a series of inverted cone shapes
a development of lierne vaulting characteristic English Perpendicular Gothic , in which radiating ribs form a fan-like pattern
vault consisting of half cones nearly meeting at the apex of the vault, with decorative panelling between the ribs
See: Vault, Fan
The initiation and propagation of this design element is strongly associated with England.