"The Gothic style of building could produce nothing nobler than Mr Allworthy’s house "

Canterbury Cathedral
Public DomainCanterbury Cathedral - Credit: Kerri
Gothic architecture flourished during the high and late medieval period.  It originated in 12th century France and lasted into the 16th century. At the time it was known as "Frankish work." The term Gothic first appeared during the latter part of the Renaissance.  Characteristics include pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses.