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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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