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Romanesque Architecture
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Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to find either an original Romanesque (not pseudo-/neo-Romanesque) building or structure to post in this category.
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Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.

This category adds to the existing categories Gothic Architecture, Renaissance Architecture, and Baroque Architecture identifying European architectural styles between the classical and modern periods.

The term "Romanesque" was first applied by the archaeologist Charles de Gerville, in the early nineteenth century, to describe Western European architecture from the fifth to the thirteenth century,

The term is now used for a more restricted period from the late tenth to the twelfth century.

The word was used to describe the style which was identifiably Medieval and prefigured the Gothic, yet maintained the rounded Roman arch.

Examples of Romanesque architecture can be found across the continent, making it the first pan-European architectural style since Imperial Roman Architecture. The Romanesque style in England is traditionally referred to as Norman architecture.

The semi-circular arch was very popular in the Roman Empire. This similarity is likely where the term 'Romanesque' originated. The semi-circular arch is strong and durable. Romanesque architects love this arch, and they use it everywhere: doors, windows, ceilings, arcades.

An arch allows you to build unsupported openings out of masonry. It only took a little bit of cleverness to stretch this arch out, making a sort of tunnel. When this arched tunnel is used to roof a building, it's called vaulting. There were three sorts of vaulting popular in Romanesque times. First was the barrel vault. Next came the groin vault, which was later improved to ribbed vault.

The walls of Romanesque buildings are often of massive thickness with few and comparatively small openings.

The foliate Corinthian style provided the inspiration for many Romanesque capitals, and the accuracy with which they were carved depended very much on the availability of original models, those in Italian churches such as Pisa Cathedral and southern France being much closer to the Classical than those in England.

Your mission is to find either an original Romanesque era building or structure to post in this category. Any structure demonstrating Romanesque architecture, whether partly or entirely, e.g. churches, castles, town palaces, burgerhouses, watch towers, bridges, city gates, bell towers etc., are welcome in this category.

Instructions for Posting a Romanesque Architecture Waymark:

1). QUALIFYING SITES:

Because the officers in this category are not experts in identifying Romanesque architecture, this category requires that a reference on the internet clearly identifies the structure as belonging partly or entirely to the Romanesque style. The URL of this reference must be provided. The reference may be in any language, although the connection to Romanesque architecture must be easily determined from the results of an on-line translation in English. A photo of a sign or information panel linking a visible portion of the structure to the Romanesque period can be used to waive the website requirement.

A romanesque element of the structure must be clearly visible to the visitor. A structure simply built during the time period is not sufficient to qualify as a waymark in this category.

2). COORDINATES: Personally obtained coordinates must be obtained as close to the structure as possible. Coordinates should NOT be taken from a distant vantage point unless access is somehow restricted.

3). PHOTOS: At minimum one daylight photo is required showing the entire structure or the romanesque feature (no GPSr please).

Other photos showing different views and details of the site are highly encouraged. While we don't expect professional photography, waymarks submitted with underexposed, blurred, skewed or otherwise poor quality photos may be declined.

All photos must be the waymarker's original photos and be placed in the photo gallery for the waymark.

4). DESCRIPTIONS: Keep in mind that the quick description is what people see when browsing, so do your best to give a succinct description that will give people an "at a glance" overview of the waymark.

Bi-lingual descriptions of sites located in non-English speaking countries are encouraged in order to open the hobby to non-English speakers.

Further to this point, descriptions may be written completely in the local language.

In the long description please provide additional information about the history of the structure, its original and current use, etc.

5). VARIABLES: Please make a good faith effort to provide the information for the variables including architect when known, date built, etc.

6). WAYMARK NAME: The waymark title must include the full name of the structure followed by a dash and its associated community (city, village, named place, etc.) and the country separated by a comma must be at the end of each waymark name (Please spell out country names). An additional administrative subdivision of the country may also optionally be included between parenthesis, before the comma and country name using the following format. Example: Notre-Dame Church - Saint-Saturnin (Puy-de-Dôme), France.

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Logging requirements: Please upload your own personal photo of the building. You or your GPS can be in the picture, but it’s not a requirement.
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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité - Périgueux (Dordogne), France

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[EN] The Saint-Etienne-de-la-Cité church, or the old Saint-Etienne-de-la-Cité cathedral, is the first Roman Catholic cathedral in Périgueux. [FR] L'église Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité, ou l'ancienne cathédrale Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité, est la première cathédrale catholique romaine de Périgueux.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/29/2018

last visited: 11/25/2018

Image for Cathédrale Saint-Front - Périgueux (Dordogne), Franceview gallery

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[EN] The cathedral Saint-Front is a catholic Roman cathedral, seat of the diocese of Périgueux and Sarlat, located in the center of Périgueux [FR] La cathédrale Saint-Front est une cathédrale catholique romaine, siège du diocèse de Périgueux et Sarlat, située dans le centre-ville de Périgueux

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/29/2018

last visited: 11/25/2018

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SESE34.8 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureEglise Saint-Martin de Tayac - Dordogne, FRA

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A very fine version of a Fortified Romanesque church in the Vézère Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 9/28/2018

last visited: never

Image for Eglise Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère - Dordogne, FRAview gallery

SESE34.9 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureEglise Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère - Dordogne, FRA

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One of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Périgord.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/4/2018

last visited: never

Image for Eglise Saint-Caprais de Carsac - Dordogne, FRAview gallery

SESE57.8 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureEglise Saint-Caprais de Carsac - Dordogne, FRA

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Romanesque Church in the Dordogne Valley build in the 11th century, nearly pure romanesque with early gothic additions. Most of the building is pure 11th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

Image for Cathédrale Saint-Pierre - Angoulême (Charente), Franceview gallery

NWNW68.2 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureCathédrale Saint-Pierre - Angoulême (Charente), France

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[EN] St. Peter's Cathedral is a Romanesque cathedral located in Angouleme. [FR] La cathédrale Saint-Pierre est une cathédrale de style roman située à Angoulême.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/19/2018

last visited: 2/2/2018

Image for Église Sainte-Eulalie - Champniers (Charente), Franceview gallery

NWNW71.6 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Sainte-Eulalie - Champniers (Charente), France

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[EN] In the 12th century, the parish church Sainte-Eulalie is built on the foundations of an older church. [FR] Au XIIème siècle, l’église paroissiale Sainte-Eulalie est construite sur les fondations d’une église plus ancienne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/19/2018

last visited: 2/2/2018

Image for Eglise Saint Vincent - Champmillon, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Franceview gallery

NWNW75.6 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureEglise Saint Vincent - Champmillon, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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in the town center dans le centre ville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 5/31/2019

last visited: 8/31/2019

Image for Eglise Saint Simeon - Saint Simeux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Franceview gallery

NWNW76.3 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureEglise Saint Simeon - Saint Simeux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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in the city center with a magnificent view of the valley. dans le centre ville avec une magnifique vue sur la vallée.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 5/31/2019

last visited: 8/25/2019

Image for Église Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais - Jonzac (Charente-Maritime), Franceview gallery

WW94.8 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais - Jonzac (Charente-Maritime), France

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[EN] The church Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais is a church of Romanesque style Saintongeais located in Jonzac in Saintonge. [FR] L'église Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais est une église de style roman saintongeais située à Jonzac en Saintonge.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/20/2018

last visited: 7/19/2015

Image for Église Saint-Julien-de-Brioude - Montrol-Sénard (Haute-Vienne), Franceview gallery

NN96.6 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Saint-Julien-de-Brioude - Montrol-Sénard (Haute-Vienne), France

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[EN] Romanesque church built in the 11th and 13th centuries on the foundations of a building dating back to the Merovingian period. [FR] Église romane construite aux XIe et XIIIe siècles sur les bases d'un édifice remontant à l’époque mérovingienne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/6/2019

last visited: 1/30/2019

Image for Église de l'Assomption-de-la-Très-Sainte-Vierge - Bussière-Boffy, Franceview gallery

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise de l'Assomption-de-la-Très-Sainte-Vierge - Bussière-Boffy, France

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[EN] The Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin is remarkable for its 13th century limousin portal. [FR] L'église de l'Assomption de la Très Ste Vierge est remarquable par son portail limousin du XIIIe siècle.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/12/2019

last visited: 1/30/2019

Image for L’église Saint-Pierre - Chatain (Vienne), Franceview gallery

NN101.7 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureL’église Saint-Pierre - Chatain (Vienne), France

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[EN] The Romanesque church of Saint-Pierre de Chatain with an interesting gate and bell tower is from the 12th century. [FR] L'église romane Saint-Pierre de Chatain avec un portail et un clocher intéressant est du XIIème siècle.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/18/2018

last visited: 2/18/2019

Image for Eglise Saint-Hilaire - Surin, Franceview gallery

NN103.5 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureEglise Saint-Hilaire - Surin, France

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[EN] In 1883, it was the oldest Romanesque church in the country, and one of the few buildings of the eleventh century still preserved. [FR] En 1883, elle était la plus ancienne des églises romanes de la contrée, et l’un des rares édifices du XIè siècle encore conservé.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/19/2019

last visited: 2/4/2018

Image for Église Saint-Just - Pressac (Vienne), Franceview gallery

NN104.8 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Saint-Just - Pressac (Vienne), France

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[EN] The Saint-Just church, in Pressac, dating from the 12th century, is composed of a simple nave, without transept. [FR] L'église Saint-Just, à Pressac, datant du XIIe, est composée d'une simple nef, sans transept.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/6/2019

last visited: 2/17/2019

Image for Église Notre-Dame - Genouillé (Vienne), Franceview gallery

NN107.2 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Notre-Dame - Genouillé (Vienne), France

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[EN] 12th century church decorated with dragons, griffins and lions on porch. [FR] Eglise du XIIe siècle décorée par des dragons, des griffons et lions sur porche.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/19/2018

last visited: 2/17/2019

Image for La Tour de l'Abbaye Saint-Sauveur - Charroux, Franceview gallery

NN109.9 km

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[EN] The octagonal lantern tower rises at the crossing of the transept, above the crypt. [FR] La tour-lanterne octogonale s'élève à l'emplacement de la croisée du transept, au-dessus de la crypte.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/19/2019

last visited: 2/4/2018

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NN112.5 km

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[EN] The church Saint-Nicolas de Civray presents an exceptional facade by the richness and the quality of its decoration and its iconographic program. [FR]L'église Saint-Nicolas de Civray présente une façade exceptionnelle par la richesse et la qualité de son décor et de son programme iconographique.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/18/2018

last visited: 4/6/2018

Image for Eglise Notre Dame - Bouin, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Franceview gallery

NWNW115.6 km

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in the town center Dans le centre ville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 3/15/2019

last visited: 5/31/2019

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NN116.4 km

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[EN] Romanesque church of plan lying, oriented and flat bedside in a small town of 375 inhabitants. [FR] Eglise Romane de plan allongé, orientée et à chevet plat dans une petite commune de 375 habitants.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: 2/9/2019

Image for L'Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Paixent - L'Isle-Jourdain (Vienne), Franceview gallery

NN117.2 km

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Romanesque ArchitectureL'Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Paixent - L'Isle-Jourdain (Vienne), France

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[EN] Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Paixent, Romanesque church dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries has the distinction of having been decked out of the dungeon of the old castle as a steeple. [FR] Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Paixent, église romane datant des XIe et XIIe siècles présente la particularité d'avoir été affublée du donjon de l'ancien château en guise de clocher.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/4/2018

last visited: 12/26/2018

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NN117.6 km

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[EN] Romanesque church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (12th century), with pre-Romanesque sculptures in reuse, Romanesque paintings on the west portal. [FR] Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste romane (XIIe siècle), avec des sculptures pré-romanes en réemploi, des peintures romanes sur le portail ouest.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: 1/31/2019

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NN118.4 km

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[EN] Church of pure Romanesque style it dates from the XI - XII th centuries. [FR] Eglise de pur style roman elle date des XI – XII ième siècles.

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location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 4/6/2019

last visited: 4/26/2019

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[EN] Imposing Romanesque church (77 meters long and 39 meters in the transept), it is built in gray granite. His plan is in Latin cross. [FR] Imposante église romane (77 mètres de long et 39 mètres au transept), elle est bâtie en granite gris. Son plan est en croix latine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/5/2019

last visited: 1/31/2019

Image for Eglise Saint Laurent - Saint Meme, Nouvelle Aquitaine,Franceview gallery

NWNW119.9 km

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in the town center dans le centre ville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 3/3/2019

last visited: 5/19/2019

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