A tendency within (especially) 20th-century architecture, at its strongest since the 1970s, which seeks to evoke local traditions of building, usually in pursuit of a friendly, domestic image.
Midland Bank,
Piccadilly, London
A style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, based on the works of the English Baroque architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) and his contemporaries. Sometimes called Wrenaissance.
New Stone Age in Britain, c. 3500 B.C. until the Bronze Age, c. 2000 B.C.
Central or corner post of a staircase. A newel stair ascends round a central supporting newel; in Scotland called a turnpike stair.
Night stair
"Stair from the dormitory into the transept of an abbey or monastery church, used for entry to celebrate night services."
Nodding ogee
An ogee or double-curved pointed arch that also projects forward at the top.
Brickwork infilling of a timber-framed wall.
Shaft set in the angle of a wall or opening.
The English version of the Romanesque style, which predominated in Western Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries; so called because it was propagated after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is associated especially with the expansion of monasticism and the building of large stone churches, and is characterized by massive masonry, round-headed arches and vaulting inspired by ancient Roman precedent, and by the use of stylized ornament.
Projection of the tread of a step.