a saxon window597 – 1066

Saxon architecture is characterised by semi-circular arches over doors and windows.

Doorways are usually tall and narrow.  Windows usually have small external openings but are deeply splayed through to the inside.

Walls are usually no more than 2’6” thick.

Herringbone style stonework can be found in the late Saxon/early Norman period.


(text and images courtesy of Heritage Inspired)