- tribute paid to the Danes (Dane Gold).
- a mud of clay mixture applied over wattle to strengthen and seal it.
- the style of English architecture most common during the period (1250-1380).
- the part of the lord's manorial lands reserved for his own use and not allocated to
his serfs or freeholder tenants. Serfs work the demesne for a specified numbers of
days per week. The demesne may either be scattered among the serfs land, or a separate
area, the latter being more
common for meadow and orchard lands.
- the upper half of an angel appearing out of clouds.
- the English silver penny, hence the abbreviation "d" and the coin most common circulation.
- knight's courser led by his squire with the right hand.
- DIAGONAL BUTTRESS
- buttress constructed at the angle of a building.
- DIAGONAL RIBS
- those crossing a bay of a vault at right angles from corner to corner.
- decoration ofwall surface in patterned brick or stone.
- district subject to the jurisdiction of a Bishop/Archbishop. The name is derived from
the administrative districts created by the roman emperor Diocletian.
- small pyramidal carved ornament in late Norman and Early English architecture.
- DOMICAL VAULT
- bay of vaulting shaped like a dome.
- alternative word for great tower.
- monastic dormitory.
- DOUBLE MONASTERY
- combined monastery for men and women but sexually separated. Ruled by either an abbot
- DOUBLE OGRE
- moulding or line formed by a combination of a round and a hollow, partly concave and
partly convex, when doubled forms a design.
- DOUBLE TRACERY
- layer of tracery superimposed upon another.
- fastened together by pins either of oak or copper.
- wooden bridge which could be raised and lowered, sited in front of tower or D carved
or smoothed stonework around openings and along.
- the name given to a free peasant in Northumbria and sometimes in Yorkshire and Lancashire.
The name usually implies that land is held in return for military service.
- carved or smoothed stonework around openings and along edges.
- very large ship used both in peace and war.
- title from the Roman Dux, which has been held over from roman time by the ruler of
a district called a duchy. In England the title is reserved for members of the royal
- Scottish single family hill fort.
- the jail, usually found in one of the towers.