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Vault Underground chamber of interment
Vaulting Roofing over a space consisting of ribbed arches radiating from a point
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.
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
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.
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.