Norman style


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Norman style (Arch) a style of architecture which arose in the tenth century, characterized by great massiveness, simplicity, and strength, with the use of the semicircular arch, heavy round columns, and a great variety of ornaments, among which the zigzag and spiral or cable-formed ornaments were prominent.
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In literature:

The doorway of Christ Church Cathedral, which dates from about this time, is of pure Norman style.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
The capitals of the columns are in the true Norman style.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
The style of the tower is Norman, but the body of the church is of later dates.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
The abbey with its chapel was a small building in the Norman style, inclosed by a high wall, and standing in a grove of birch and ash trees.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
The Normans prided themselves on their style of dress, and, no doubt, the Irish costume surprised them.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
The Transitional Norman tower was largely rebuilt, and the spire was added in the Decorated style of Gothic prevalent in the fourteenth century.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
Its style is Norman, with more modern additions.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
It is a modern villa in the Norman style, in a beautiful and extensive park northeast of Potsdam.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
The carving is rich, and the design a fine example of the early Norman style.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
St Andrew's church, originally Norman of the 12th century, has been enlarged in different styles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Branxton church, dedicated to St Paul, was rebuilt in 1849 in Norman style.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Its style was mainly Early English, the western gable Norman.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
He met the Normans half-way by undertaking to build a great church of stone, after the Norman style of architecture.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
The larger portion of it is Norman in style, with insertions in all the English styles.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The style of building which forms the remains of this fortress marks its origin to have been subsequent to the Norman epoch.
"Curiousities of Great Britain: England and Wales Delineated Vol. 1" by Thomas Dugdale
It is cruciform, and in style mainly transitional Norman.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
The great Norman tower fell in 1175, which was said to be a common incident in that style of building.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The chancel is the earliest part, but of a much later Norman style than that of St Sampson's.
"Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide" by Thomas Bellamy
Founded in 1138, it is of the Norman and Decorated styles, and has been reasonably renovated in modern times.
"Nooks and Corners of Shropshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
Judith, her bride-woman, on whose arm she leant, wore a robe of rich red samite heavy with gold, and ostentatiously Norman in style.
"The Siege of Norwich Castle" by Matilda Maria Blake

In news:

NORMAN — It's pretty much a guarantee that this time of year the yellow Victorian-style house on Peters Avenue will be transformed into a Christmas extravaganza.
The Walders renovated the Norman-style structure into the Castle at Tarrytown, a first-class hotel and restaurant.
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