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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.
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.