Looking at Buildings

Styles & Traditions


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St Peter, Northampton

Imaginative use of available building materials could provide striking colour effects which contribute t the distinctive local character of much medieval architecture.

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St Michael, Coslany, Norwich

The use of stone and knappedGlossary Term flint for decorative exterior effect was a technique which was developed from the 14th century in the wealthy area of East Anglia, where there was a lack of good quality freestoneGlossary Term for carving.

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Hereford Cathedral, Audley Chapel

Only fragmentary evidence remains to show that both sculpture as well as flat surfaces were often enhanced by colour.



Stone that is cut, or can be cut, in all directions.


Of flint, worked to a flat outer surface.