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Gable Triangular end part of a ridged roof Galilee Porch attached to the west end of the church Gallery A Long narrow room, or a hallway Garderobe Toilets that empty into a stream or simply outside the walls; toilets outside the building Gargoyle Carved ornaments designed to carry rain water away from the side of buildings Garth An enclosed garden. Usually in cloisters Gatehouse A tower defending an entrance Gauntlets Gloves made from pieces of metal allowing the hand to move Gilbertine Belonging to the religious order founded by St. Gilbert Gothic Period of architecture from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Early English and Decorated styles are included in this time period Greaves Armour to protect the leg below the knees Groin The edge of intersecting vaults Guige A leather strap on a shield to allow it to be carried Gules A red colour used in heraldry (More...) Gyronny A series of triangular shapes (gyrons) forming a pattern on a shield (More...)
Halberd A six foot long pole with battle axe head and a large spike on the end Hall The main building used for domestic life Haqueton Padded clothing wore underneath the armour for more comfort and added protection Hauberk A leather and later chain mail full length garment from neck to knees Haunch Part of an arch between it's pillar and highest point Hayward Villager ensuring animals did not stray. Herringbone Affect of placing masonry inclined alternately to the left and right Hide An area of land about 120 acres in size. Orginally enough land to support one family Hoarding Brattices or Breteche; Wooden boards fitted to top of wall used as extra protection for defenders Holy Roman Empire HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE The Empire began with Charlemagne in 800, encompassing north and east Europe Housecarl A military person in the employment of an Anglo-Saxon or Danish king. Possibly a bodyguard
Impost The moulded high point of a pillar from which the arch springs Infirmary A hospital for sick monks. The Infirmary usually had a cloister of its own Intersecting tracery In windows where mullions split in Y shapes to form smaller arches Intrados The underside of an arch
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