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“Each is decorated with three circular-headed windows, and exhibits a few traces of its ancient altars.”
“The circular-headed windows, with their slender columns, also show, that in the restoration the style has not been tampered with; but substantial authorities have been quoted to perfect this praiseworthy attempt of the architect.”
“The pilasters are grouped in pairs throughout, not only for stability, but also for sufficient space for the circular-headed windows ornamented with festoons.”
“He bears in his arms a model of the building, which here appears with circular-headed windows instead of the lanceolated”
“Some alterations have taken place adjoining the doorway, and two of the windows, that over the doorway and that to the west of it, are circular-headed and have a Norman character in their nook shafts and cushion caps.”
“Six windows light the interior, the three in the flamboyant style already mentioned, and above, set back the whole length of the narthex under circular-headed arches, are three plain, round-headed windows, like a clerestory, opening into the nave and aisles, one window in each.”
“The windows are circular-headed, and those over the central doorway belong to a great room, 30 feet by”
“The beautiful and picturesque irregularities of the walls were removed, the towers shaved off, the windows transformed into commonplace circular-headed apertures.”
“There can be no doubt that it was the observance of this partial failure of the round arch (partly owing probably to their own careless way of preparing the foundations for their piers -- for the mediæval builders were very bad engineers in that respect) which induced the builders of the early transitional abbeys, such as Furness and Fountains and Kirkstall, to build the large arches of the nave pointed, though they still retain the circular-headed form for the smaller arches in the same buildings, which were not so constructively important.”
“The west end walls of the aisles have each contained a circular-headed window of Norman design, with a chevron ornament in the arch and a nook shaft at each side. ”
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