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(Also written ABSIDIALE).

A small or secondary apse, one of the apses on either side of the main apse in a triapsidal church, or one of the apse - chapels when they project on the exterior of the church, particularly if the projection resembles an apse in shape. Bond ( Gothic Architecture in England , 163) says that the Norman plan of eastern limb which the Norman builders brought over to England at the Conquest, contained a central apse flanked by apsidioles.

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