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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
Gothic Period of architecture from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Early English and Decorated styles are included in this time period
Groin The edge of intersecting vaults
Hall The main building used for domestic life
Haunch Part of an arch between it's pillar and highest point
Herringbone Affect of placing masonry inclined alternately to the left and right
Hoarding Brattices or Breteche; Wooden boards fitted to top of wall used as extra protection for defenders
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
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.
Explore the bailey and wooden tower keep of a Norman motte and bailey castle
Motte & Bailey
Explore all four floors of a Norman square keep similar to Dover Castle that was built in the twelfth century.
Explore a siege landscape and learn about the siege engines used to destroy a castle.
Explore a reconstruction of Stokesay Castle, a fortified manor house from the fifteenth century.
Explore the White Tower
Explore all four floors of the White Tower at the Tower of London using the Unity 3d game engine.