When more complex vaulting occurs - as in the Lady Chapel at Hertogenbosch or the Nassau Chapel at Breda - it is an emphatic sign of elevated status.
In the latter case, Gothic evolved from Romanesque vaulting (modelled on Roman precedent) following brilliant experiments in the eleventh century.
The central boss, tying together the ribs of the vaulting , is carved with a double Green Man, the two faces looking in opposite directions.
Even the layman can coo over the magnificent ribbed vaulting , an 11 th-century innovation that had European architects squirming with envy.
The Dean of Lismore gave a guided tour of the medieval cathedral with its splendid Tudor monument, Gothic vaulting and some elegant memorials.
It is all the more interesting that Eichstatt Cathedral houses one of the earliest examples of branch work in German vaulting .
The Gothic style of cross vaulting was an unusual choice, set against the Italianate style of the station building.
The Normans used three styles of vaulting : barrel, rib and cross.
The new building resembled a mediaeval cathedral with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses.
Originally, the small church was equipped by elaborate vaulting and plasterwork, and the pavement was covered by tiles.