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Continuous horizontal running enrichment of vine-leaves, tendrils, stalks, and grapes, called also grapevine, vignette, vine-scroll, or vinette, often found enriching Perpendicular canopies and screens, e.g. in funerary architecture and chancel-screens. Several spectacular examples survive in Devon churches. The form was essentially late Gothic, and recurs throughout Europe.

F. Bond (1908 a);B&C (1909)

trail, trayle (top) Wells Cathedral, Som. (second half of C15). (bottom) Church of St Mary, Oxford (late C15) (both after Parker).

Subjects: Architecture.


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