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Vault Underground chamber of interment Vaulting Roofing over a space consisting of ribbed arches radiating from a point Vert A green colour used in heraldry (More...) Vesica Shape produced when a the centre of a circle is placed on the diameter of another circle of equal radius Vice A spiral staircase normally found in a tower or keep. Villein Villagers who were owned by the Lord of the Manor and could not leave. Voussoir One of the wedge shaped stones used to form an arch
Wall plate The horizontal piece of wood at the top of a wall immediately under the roof Wall-walk The passage along the top of a wall Ward An enclosure surrounded by walls. Another name for the bailey or courtyard Warming Room The one room in an abbey apart from kitchens where a fire was allowed Waterleaf Leaf shaped ornamental motif at top of columns. Introduced by the Cistercians Wattle and Daub Filling between the timber frame of a building Wheel-window See rose-window Witan A group of Ango-Saxon councillors who used their wisdom to advise the king Wicket A small door in a larger Cathedral door that allows access without opening the main door
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.