an artist’s impression of how Rosslyn Chapel would have looked had the foundations been built upon. The far end of the church is oriented to the east, The central portion is, arguably the most interesting as it shows the transepts and an indication as to how the unfinished west wall (and in this image how a second west wall) would have formed the transepts.
We are aware that several authors have suggested that Rosslyn Chapel was a copy of King Herod’s Temple but the evidence that Rosslyn Chapel was designed to a standard cruciform pattern does not appear to confirm that hypothesis. The Rosslyn Templars reserve judgement on that that particular claim and will be examined in detail in another paper elsewhere in this website.