"A semicircular recess usually placed at the east end of the choir or chancel of a romanesque, or what is commonly called in England an Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Norman church." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Apse

"A semicircular recess usually placed at the east end of the choir or chancel of a romanesque, or what…

"Romanesque arches." —D'Anvers, 1895

Romanesque arches

"Romanesque arches." —D'Anvers, 1895

Capital B, 12th century,Breviarium Cassinese, Bibliotheque Mazarine, Paris.

B, Romanesque

Capital B, 12th century,Breviarium Cassinese, Bibliotheque Mazarine, Paris.

"Basket capital. Fro mthe Cathedral of Gurk." —D'Anvers, 1895

Basket Capital

"Basket capital. Fro mthe Cathedral of Gurk." —D'Anvers, 1895

This Romanesque capital is a simple design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is a simple design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent…

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent…

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent…

The Romanesque Coupled Capital looks like two capitals that are conjoined together.

Romanesque Coupled Capital

The Romanesque Coupled Capital looks like two capitals that are conjoined together.

The Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in St. Gereon's church in Cologne, Germany. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in St. Gereon's church in Cologne, Germany. It is a design of…

The Romanesque cushion capital is a design found in a monastery in Lippoldsberg, Germany. The design is a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

The Romanesque cushion capital is a design found in a monastery in Lippoldsberg, Germany. The design…

This Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in the Abbey church in Germany. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

This Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in the Abbey church in Germany. It is a design of a half sphere…

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is an 11th century design found in the Rosheim church in France. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is an 11th century design found in the Rosheim church in France.…

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on…

The Romanesque Capital is from Freiburg.

Romanesque Capital

The Romanesque Capital is from Freiburg.

An illustration of a Romanesque capitals from the cloister of Monreale near Palermo, Sicily. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Romanesque Capitals

An illustration of a Romanesque capitals from the cloister of Monreale near Palermo, Sicily. In several…

The Romanesque circular panel is a 12 century design found on the portal of the St. Laurence church in Segovia, Spain.

Romanesque Circular Panel

The Romanesque circular panel is a 12 century design found on the portal of the St. Laurence church…

The Romanesque circular panel is a design found on a 12th century manuscript.

Romanesque Circular Panel

The Romanesque circular panel is a design found on a 12th century manuscript.

This Romanesque console is a 12th century design found in the Noyon cathedral in France. This type of support tappers downwards like a pendant with a round plan.

Romanesque Console

This Romanesque console is a 12th century design found in the Noyon cathedral in France. This type of…

"Romanesque Arcaded Cornice. From a Church in Vienna." —D'Anvers, 1895

Arcaded cornice

"Romanesque Arcaded Cornice. From a Church in Vienna." —D'Anvers, 1895

Capital D, 12th century.

D, Romanesque

Capital D, 12th century.

The Romanesque decorated shaft is a design of geometrical networks.

Romanesque Decorated Shaft

The Romanesque decorated shaft is a design of geometrical networks.

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St. Cuthbert of Durham, commonly referred to as Durham Cathedral, in the city of Durham, England, was founded in AD 1093 and remains a center for Christian worship today. It is generally regarded as one of the finest examples of a Norman cathedral and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green, high above the River Wear.

Plan of Durham Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St. Cuthbert of Durham, commonly referred…

Capital E, AD 990, Echternach evangeliarum, Gotha.

E, Romanesque

Capital E, AD 990, Echternach evangeliarum, Gotha.

Romanesque Frieze.

Romanesque Frieze

Romanesque Frieze.

"Griffe from Vézelay. GRIFFE. In medieval architecture, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, an ornament on the bases of pillars, connecting the torus with each angle of the plinth." -Whitney, 1911

Griffe

"Griffe from Vézelay. GRIFFE. In medieval architecture, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century,…

"Griffe from Poissy; end of 12th century. GRIFFE. In medieval architecture, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, an ornament on the bases of pillars, connecting the torus with each angle of the plinth." -Whitney, 1911

Griffe

"Griffe from Poissy; end of 12th century. GRIFFE. In medieval architecture, from the eleventh to the…

Romanesque Heraldic Eagle

Romanesque Heraldic Eagle

Romanesque Heraldic Eagle

Jacques Coeur's House in Bourges.

Jacques Coeur's House

Jacques Coeur's House in Bourges.

Capital I, 12th century, British Museum.

I, Romanesque

Capital I, 12th century, British Museum.

Very few examples remain of important Norman façades in their original form, nearly all of these having been altered after the round arch was displaced by the pointed arch in the latter part of the twelfth century. Iffley Church is a good example of the style.

Front of Iffley Church

Very few examples remain of important Norman façades in their original form, nearly all of these…

The Romanesque interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend. It is found in the archivolt (band curve) in Segovia, Spain.

Romanesque Interlacement Band

The Romanesque interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend. It is…

The Romanesque interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend.

Romanesque Interlacement Band

The Romanesque interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend.

The Romanesque Leaf design has more rounder and broader tips.

Romanesque Leaf

The Romanesque Leaf design has more rounder and broader tips.

This Romanesque leaf design was found in a monastery in St. Trophimus (Southern France).

Romanesque Leaf

This Romanesque leaf design was found in a monastery in St. Trophimus (Southern France).

Capital N, 9th or 10th century.

N, Romanesque

Capital N, 9th or 10th century.

The mural painting panel is a Romanesque design.

Mural Painting Panel

The mural painting panel is a Romanesque design.

Capital Q, 12th century.

Q, Romanesque

Capital Q, 12th century.

Capital Q, AD 990, Echternach evangeliarum, Gotha.

Q, Romanesque

Capital Q, AD 990, Echternach evangeliarum, Gotha.

Alphabet, beginning of the 8th century, Saint Cuthbert's evangeliarium, British Museum.

Romanesque Alphabet

Alphabet, beginning of the 8th century, Saint Cuthbert's evangeliarium, British Museum.

Alphabet, 10th century, British Museum.

Romanesque Alphabet

Alphabet, 10th century, British Museum.

Line drawing of a large Romanesque church. The illustration is similar to the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen in Speyer, Germany, although it differs in some details. The original source <em>(Winston's Encyclopedia)</em> incorrectly identifies the structure as the "Cathedral of Worms."

Romanesque Church

Line drawing of a large Romanesque church. The illustration is similar to the Imperial Cathedral Basilica…

The Romanesque circular panel is found in Basel, Switzerland.

Romanesque Circular Panel

The Romanesque circular panel is found in Basel, Switzerland.

"St. Etienne, Caen." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

St. Etienne

"St. Etienne, Caen." —D'Anvers, 1895

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Capital T, 12th century, Berlin Museum.

T, Romanesque

Capital T, 12th century, Berlin Museum.

The transept is the area set crosswise to the nave in a cruciform ("cross-shaped") building in Romanesque and Gothic Christian church architecture. The transept separates the nave from the sanctuary, whether apse, choir, chevet, presbytery or chancel. The transepts cross the nave at the crossing, which belongs equally to the main nave axis and to the transept.

One Bay of Transept, Winchester Cathedral

The transept is the area set crosswise to the nave in a cruciform ("cross-shaped") building in Romanesque…