All Saints Margaret Street | Vaulted Ceiling

: Vaulted Ceiling

The vault, though influenced by 13th century English work, also shows influence of the upper church of St Francis of Assisi. The ribs spring from capitals and wall shafts based on examples at Warmington church in Northamptonshire. Butterfield had planned an unpainted vault, but Beresford-Hope favoured a painted ceiling, which was coloured by William Dyce at the same time as working on the reredos. It was repainted in 1909 by Comper, and in 1978-80 by Larkworthy.