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  • Heritage Explorer - Glossary
    ViewFinder Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Infirmary Infirmary Infirmaries A building or part of a building used for the care of the sick An infirm person is someone who is sick In situ In situ In the original or natural place or site For example the pottery was left in situ means the pottery was left where it was found International Modern Style International Modern Style An architectural style which began just before the 1914 18 war Its main themes were asymmetry severe blocky cubic shapes smooth flat plain undecorated surfaces often painted white flat roofs large expanses of glass held in steel frames the use of concrete in construction Ionic Ionic One of the three main classical orders of architcture Doric Ionic and Corinthian It is characterised by downward and inward curling spirals called volutes on the top of columns Iron Age Iron Age The Iron Age in Britain lasted from around 800BC until the Roman invasion of 43AD It is the time when iron first begins to used Objects such as tools to weapons were now

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    P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Jacobean Jacobean Jacobeans A style of architecture relating to the reign of James I of England 1603 25 A common feature is large symmetrical gables on the front of the building Jacobite Jacobite Jacobites Jacobitism A supporter of James II after he was thrown off the English throne James II was a member of the House of Stuart It

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    H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Keep Keep The major tower of a castle Often acting as its last defence Knight Knight Knights Knighted A knight was a person of noble birth trained to fight and follow the rules of chivalry Knights received land from the lord of the manor and in return had to fight for

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    what now is called Modern architecture or the International Style He believed in large scale housing developments The most famous of these was the Unité d Habitation of Marseilles Leper Leper Lepers Leprosy A leper was someone suffering from a disease called leprosy It affects the skin and the nerves under the skin The word leprosy comes from the Greek word lepra meaning a disease which makes the skin scaly Leper hospitals were often set up by religious groups to provide care for people suffering from the disease They were kept isolated away from people as leprosy is infectious can be caught from other people Lexicographer Lexicographer Lexicographers Is somebody who writes compiles and edits dictionaries Lido Lido Lidos A public open air swimming pool or enclosed bathing beach Limekiln Limekiln Limekilns A fire was lit in the kiln and crushed limestone was added from this lime was produced It was used as fertilizer in the fields for whitewashing cottages and it some industrial processes Lockup lockup lockups Before the establishment of a national police service people were tried by local magistrates They travelled round their county and held regular courts at certain places Serious criminals were sent from villages

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    A large or grand tomb Usually for a single person or family Medieval Medieval Middle Ages The medieval period lasted from 1066 the date of the Norman invasion until 1485 the date that the Tudor family became monarchs It is also known as the Middle Ages Methodist Methodist Methodists A person who is a member of the Methodist church which is one of the Christian Nonconformist Protestant religions These religions do not follow the teaching of the Church of England Methodist churches are much plainer than parish churches The minister stands in the same part of the church as the congregation people attending the service See Nonconformist Milecastle milecastle milecastles At every Roman mile approx 1 5 km along the wall a milecastle was built These were small forts for up to 50 men Between each of these were two turrets Soldiers lived there to defend the Wall and to control gates to the roads that ran between the milecastles turrets and the Military Road Militia Militia Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army Minaret Minaret Minarets A tall slender tower attached to a mosque having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin priest summons the people to prayer Minster church Minster church Minster is a title given to particular churches in Great Britain It is used for large or important churches especially collegiate or cathedral churches Moat Moat Moats Moated A deep wide defensive ditch Normally filled with water and surrounding a fortified site such as a castle Modernism Modernism Modernist A design style dating from the 1920s featuring clean lines and a plain style based on the function use of the building Decoration is minimal It started in the Bauhaus School of Art in Germany Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier

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    Images of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Narthex Narthex An enclosed passage between the main entrance and the nave of a church See Nave Nave Nave Naves The main part of a church where the people congregation sit during services It always lies to the west of the chancel It will often have aisles or passages along both sides See Chancel Neo classical Neo classical A style within classical architecture which aimed to design buildings more like the original buildings of the Greeks and Romans Architects visited Rome Athens etc accurately observing and measuring the remains of their buildings It was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries Neolithic Neolithic New Stone Age Stone Age The Neolithic period or New Stone Age lasted from about 4000BC until 2200BC It started when farming first arrived in Britain from Europe It was the time when people in Britain started to live in permanent settlements Nonconformist Nonconformist Nonconformists Nonconformity A person whose is a member of a Christian Protestant religion that does not follow the

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    F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Obelisk Obelisk Obelisks A tall four sided pillar that tapers at the top to end to form a pointed pyramid shape They are used as decoration in the landscape and often as memorials Ornee Ornee Highly decorated or ornate A cottage ornee is a villa on a small scale

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    Pediment Pediments A large gable usually triangular in shape based on those found on classical buildings from Rome and Greece particularly temples They are found on the top of buildings below the roof and over the entrance and are often decorated Smaller versions are also used over doors windows etc Pele Pele Peel A pele or peel tower is a small strong fortified tower house It was only occupied in times of trouble They were built mainly in the border country of the North from the mid 14th to the 17th centuries Perpendicular Perpendicular An English version of the late Gothic architectural style used from the 1320s into the early 1500s It can be recognised by its large windows divided up by straight vertical bars called mullions that go right up to the top of a four centered Tudor arch Pesthouse Pesthouse Pesthouses A small isolation hospital or hostel for people with infectious diseases and leprosy They were usually situated on the edge of a town or village There was often little or no nursing care Philanthropy Philanthropy Philanthropic Philanthropist The act of giving money or land to provide something for other people that will improve their life Pilaster Pilaster Pilasters A decorative rectangular column attached to a wall They only stick out a small amount and are often made to look like a classical column They can be just decorative or act as supports Pilgrim Pilgrim Pilgrims Pilgrimage A pilgrim is someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion The journey is called a pilgrimage Pillbox Pillbox Pillboxes A small enclosed gun emplacement usually built of fortified concrete Many were built during World War Two along rivers and on the coast as part of the defences against invasion Polychromatic Polychromatic Polychrome Of many colours Portico Portico Porticos Porticoed A porch with its roof supported by a row of columns Post mill Post mill Post mills The post mill is the earliest type of European windmill The whole body of the mill that houses the machinery is mounted on a single upright post The whole mill can be turned around on the post to bring the sails into the wind The earliest post mills in England are thought to have been built in the 11th and 12th centuries Early mills were turned by hand Preceptory Preceptory Preceptories A manor or estate owned and run by an order of knights such as the Knights Templar Prehistoric Prehistoric Prehistory The time in history before a written record was kept In Britain it is the time before the Roman invasion of 43AD The only evidence of this period is from objects that have survived from then Premonstratensian Premonstratensian Premonstratensians A type of a religious community that was founded in 1121 and follows the Rule of St Augustine The members are called canons and they work in places like hospitals as well as inside their own community In England they are known as the white canons as their habits

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