Nave

  • plan of a large latin cross church, with the nave (strict definition) highlighted
    plan with the nave (broader definition) highlighted
    the nave of the saint-sulpice church in paris
    the romanesque nave of the abbey church of saint-georges-de-boscherville, normandy, france, has a triforium passage above the aisle vaulting.
    first african baptist church (1865) - view of nave looking west.

    the nave (v/) is the central part of a church, stretching from the (normally western) main entrance or rear wall, to the transepts, or in a church without transepts, to the chancel.[1][2] when a church contains side aisles, as in a basilica-type building, the strict definition of the term "nave" is restricted to the central aisle.[1] in a broader, more colloquial sense, the nave includes all areas available for the lay worshippers, including the side-aisles and transepts.[3] either way, the nave is distinct from the area reserved for the choir and clergy.[1]

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Plan of a large Latin cross church, with the nave (strict definition) highlighted
Plan with the nave (broader definition) highlighted
The nave of the Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris
The Romanesque nave of the abbey church of Saint-Georges-de-Boscherville, Normandy, France, has a triforium passage above the aisle vaulting.
First African Baptist Church (1865) - View of Nave looking West.

The nave (v/) is the central part of a church, stretching from the (normally western) main entrance or rear wall, to the transepts, or in a church without transepts, to the chancel.[1][2] When a church contains side aisles, as in a basilica-type building, the strict definition of the term "nave" is restricted to the central aisle.[1] In a broader, more colloquial sense, the nave includes all areas available for the lay worshippers, including the side-aisles and transepts.[3] Either way, the nave is distinct from the area reserved for the choir and clergy.[1]