Westminster Hall

Westminster Hall

Architects Henry Yevele, Hugh Herland

Date 1390s

Movement English Gothic

Located at London, England


Westminster Hall served as the original palace of the English monarchy. It was originally built in 1097 in the Norman Romanesque style. Though decorative Gothic tracery elements have been added to the vault beams, they function like the support of French cathedrals, with the hammer beams minimizing horizontal force and the arches sending vertical force to the wall.