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Building Types

The 12th Century

By the 12th century, influenced by the building campaigns of the great churches, local churches were being rebuilt in stone, at first in the RomanesqueGlossary Term styles, and by the end of the 12th century adopting some of the GothicGlossary Term features developed in greater churches. The simplest type had a chancelGlossary Term with a stone altar where the priest could celebrate mass and a naveGlossary Term where the lay people congregated.


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