The Apse of the Romanesque Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire UK
ROMANESQUE: Specific style predominantly relating to architecture as expounded by Thomas Rickman after discovering that there was a common pattern which had developed over time in Ecclesiastical architecture.
Romanesque is normally apportioned to architecture of the C11th and C12th centuries in Europe which has a strong stylistic influence from ancient Roman architecture. In England it is more commonly referred to as Norman.
This influence is typified by round arches and strong bold columns and piers. Romanesque is also characterised by its decoration which can consist of
- Diaper Work
- Chevron Pattern
- Grotesque ornamentation with influence from the Bestiary