The Britannia Lexicon

NARTHEX :
entrance vestibule.

NAVE :
longer, western arm of a cathedral or church.

NEWEL :
centre support for a spiral stair.

NOOK-SHAFT :
pillar placed in a right angle formed by the edges of two sets of stonework used in the jambs of a doorway.

NORMAN :
Norman architecture, the English version of Romanesque (1066-1190).

NOTITIA DIGNITATUM :
A directory of Roman imperial appointments, ie: military commanders, fortifications, governorships, etc. The document was a compilation of earlier documents dating back into the third century AD. The earliest copy extant dates to c.425 and resides in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.

NUN :
women dedicated to the religious life usually a member of a religious
order.




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