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Medieval Church & Cathedral Labyrinths - Graphics


Once widespread throughout western Europe, many labyrinths in churches and cathedrals have been destroyed, but their designs are sometimes preserved in manuscripts and antiquarian texts. Labyrinthos has a considerable collection of these plans and engravings, along with plans of lost and surviving labyrinths created by Jeff Saward. A selection of these are reproduced below, and similar graphic plans can be produced to order.


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Chartres Cathedral, France
c. 1215-1220

Chartres Cathedral, France
stone by stone

Chartres Cathedral, France
floor plan

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Sens Cathedral, France, late 12th or early 13th century, destroyed 1769

St. Quentin, France

1495

Arras Cathedral, France
13th century, destroyed 1793

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St. Bertin, St. Omer, France
 c.1350, destroyed 1789

Amiens Cathedral, France, 1288 destroyed c.1825, restored 1894

Châlons-sur-Marne, France
mid-16th century, destroyed

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Toulouse Cathedral, France

mid-15th century, destroyed

Notre-Dame, Guingamp, France
1854

Reims Cathedral, France
c.1290, destroyed 1779

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St. Servaas, Maastricht, Netherlands

1886, destroyed 1970s

Stadhuis, Gent, Belgium
1533

St. Martinus, Voorburg, Netherlands
1893

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Ely Cathedral, England
1870

Watts Chapel, Compton, England
1896

Belfast Cathedral, Northern Ireland
1927

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Köln Cathedral, Germany

1977

S. Francesco, Alatri, Italy
12th to 14th century

S. Maria Aquiro, Rome, Italy
c. 1189, destroyed late 19th century

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Al-Asnam, Algeria
c. 324, partially preserved

S. Michele Maggiore, Pavia, Italy
c.1107, partially preserved


All of the images on this page (and many more besides) are available in high resolution digital formats for licensed reproduction. For details of reproduction fees and permission procedures, send us an e-mail with details of your planned usage and format requirements.


We also have pages with photos of medieval labyrinths, and a page of photos of the 19th century Gothic Revival Labyrinths.



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