It has just been stated that the pure Romanesque condition is the round arch under the low gable, a, Fig.
The Virgin's Fountain, issuing from the church, flows into a big, stone basin under a round arch.
The round arch is everywhere used, except in two or three windows of later addition.
The roof was covered with earth and was supported by one gigantic beam curved in the shape of a round arch.
Here we have, in fact, one of the latest uses of the round arch influenced by the rapidly developing Early English Gothic.
But the older manner of the round arch, the plein-cintre, Amiens has nowhere or almost nowhere, a trace.
There is a round arch containing a window of three lights, the centre one having a round top.
They have a heavy abacus, which, as well as the soffit of the round arch, is enriched with flowered work.
For a time, too, the round arch continued in use, and the earliest vault ribs were semicircular.
The lower story has the round arch and vaulting ribs supported on corbels, projected from the round face of the piers.