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Anglo-Saxon

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Transcript of Anglo-Saxon

Anglo-Saxon
Architecture
Artemis Diana Tiburcio
Ms. K
AP English IV: Literature and Composition
Influences
Domestic Housing
Meeting Places / Churches
Followed Celtic Architecture
Most made out of wood
Floor made of packed dirt or planks
Vary in size from 10ft * 12ft to 75ft * 260ft
Pit for storage
Often had a "peak"
Windows = RARE!
Roofs made of turf or wood
Connections to Beowulf
Thanks for Listening :)
Celtic
Romanesque
Around Norman Conquest --> change
Prosperity for the elites
More elegant/elaborate churches
Westminster Abbey
Very simple
Influenced by Christian Basilica
Scarcity due to warfare
Most made of stone or brick
evidence of re-used Roman work
Usually small
Crosses in places of Pagan worship
Use of "
pilaster strips
"

"while swords and shields
Clashed, the best of kings, saw
Huge stone arches and felt the heat
Of the dragon’s breath" (693-696)

"timbered hall
rose before them, radiant with gold.
Nobody on earth knew of another
building like it. Majesty lodged there,
its light shone over many lands"
- The Grendelkin
Domestic
vs.
Meeting Places/Churches
Works Cited
"The Discovery of Anglo-Saxon Architecture." The
Ecclesiological Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2013.
Ross, David. "Anglo-Saxon Architecture." Britain
Express. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2013.
ROMANESQUE
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