Reticulated Tracery

A transition from Geometrical tracery into the Flowing style

Starting from a grid of touching circles, a network of ogee tile shapes can be formed to fill a large expanse of tracery. The effect is like wire netting and this type of tracery is called Reticulated.


Examples of large windows with Reticulated tracery exist in other churches but at St.Wulfram's the windows of the North Porch exhibit this pattern on a small scale.

Once the basic elements of reticulated tracery had been adopted, it was not long before they became twisted and combined in the most intricate of patterns of Flowing tracery belonging to the Decorated period of church architecture.



Alford, Lincs St.Wulfram's North Porch