Norman architecture


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Noun1.Norman architecture - a Romanesque style first appearing in Normandy around 950 AD and used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th centuryNorman architecture - a Romanesque style first appearing in Normandy around 950 AD and used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century
Romanesque, Romanesque architecture - a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and arcades
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e Cathedral is classed as one of the nest examples of Norman architecture in Europe and has what's believed to be the world's rst structural pointed arch, while the Castle was home for years to the Prince Bishops who governed the "bu$er zone" between England and Scotland from the late 11th Century until 1603.
The castle and cathedral together form Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, a very early example of Norman architecture in Eng-land, as well as a site whose innovative vaulting foreshadowed later Gothic architecture in the area.
In the village, the church of St Mary the Virgin is a fine example of Norman architecture and reflects the importance of Tutbury in Norman times.
The imposing structure with its central tower reaching 217 feet is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the UK and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle.