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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.

CATEGORY EXTENSION AS OF 7-NOV-2020.

Pre-Romanesque architecture is the period in European art from the emergence of the Merovingian kingdom in about 500 AD to the beginning of the 11th century Romanesque period.

In most of western Europe, the Roman architectural tradition survived the collapse of the empire. The Merovingians (Franks) continued to build large stone buildings like monastery churches and palaces.

The unification of the Frankish kingdom under Clovis I (465–511) and his successors, corresponded with the need for the building of churches, and especially monastery churches, as these were now the power-houses of the Merovingian church. The Merovingian dynasty were replaced by the Carolingian dynasty in 752 AD, which led to Carolingian architecture from 780 to 900, and Ottonian architecture in the Holy Roman Empire from the mid-10th century until the mid-11th century. These successive Frankish dynasties were large contributors to Romanesque architecture.

In addition 5 regional styles developed as follows.

CROATIA
The first Croatian churches were built as royal sanctuaries, and the influence of Roman art was strongest in Dalmatia where urbanization was thickest.

ENGLAND
Anglo-Saxon art covers the period from the time of King Alfred (885), with the revival of English culture after the end of the Viking raids, to the early 12th century, when Romanesque art became the new movement.

FRANCE and GERMANY
The Merovingian kingdom emerged in about 500. The Merovingian dynasty were replaced by the Carolingian dynasty in 752 AD, which led to Carolingian architecture from 780 to 900, and Ottonian architecture in the Holy Roman Empire from the mid-10th century until the mid-11th century.

SPAIN and PORTUGAL
The first form of Pre-Romanesque in Spain and Portugal was the Visigothic art, that brought the horse-shoe arches to the latter Moorish architecture. After the Moorish occupation, Pre-Romanesque art was first reduced to the Kingdom of Asturias. The Christians who lived in Moorish territory, the Mozarabs, created their own architectural style.

ITALY
Southern Italy benefited from the presence and cross-fertilization of the Byzantines, the Arabs, and the Normans, while the north was mostly controlled first by the Carolingians.

OTHER
Waymarks can be proposed which don't fit into any of the above categories, however, the long description should clearly present a convincing argument for inclusion and associated proof.

Your mission is to find either an original Romanesque or Preromanesque era building or structure to post in this category. Any structure demonstrating Romanesque or Preromanesque 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 or Pre-Romanesque architecture, this category requires that a reference on the internet clearly identifies the structure as belonging partly or entirely to the Romanesque style or can be associated with one of the Pre-Romanesque styles. The URL of this reference must be provided. The reference may be in any language, although the connection to Romanesque or Preromanesque 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 or Pre-Romanesque period can be used to waive the website requirement.

A Romanesque or Pre-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.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
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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  • Date of origin
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Romanesque ArchitectureConcattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo - Sovana (GR), Italia

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The concathedral of San Pietro is the cathedral of Sovana, a fraction of the municipality of Sorano, in the province of Grosseto and the diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 11/27/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureCollégiale Saint-Salvi - Albi, France

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[FR] L'église a un aspect hétéroclite, mêlant l'art roman languedocien et l'architecture gothique. [EN] The church has a varied appearance, a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 11/25/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureVestiges du cloître de la cathédrale romane - Albi, France

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[FR] Ces vestiges sont les témoins du cloître roman de l'ancienne cathédrale. [EN] These are the remains of the Romanesque cloister of the cathédrale which pre-dated the present one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 11/24/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureMaison romane de Rosheim - Rosheim, France

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FR -La maison romane de Rosheim est un monument historique situé à Rosheim. EN -The Romanesque house of Rosheim is a historic monument located in Rosheim.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 11/22/2020

last visited: 5/20/2020

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Romanesque ArchitecturePortail, Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bourg - Rabastens (Tarn), France

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[FR] Les vestiges romans de l'église primitive se réduisent au portail d'entrée avec huit chapiteaux sculptés. [EN] The entry portal with eight sculpted capitals are the only Romanesque vestiges remaining of the primitive church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 11/21/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureTympanum - St Andrew's church - Great Rollright, Oxfordshire

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A 12th century doorway of St Andrew's church, Great Rollright, with two orders (beakhead and chevron) with an outer band of chevron, an elaborate carved tympanum, and detached jamb shafts with scalloped capitals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/21/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureIglesia de San Ginés de Francelos - Francelos, Ribadavia, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Chapel declarated BIC in 1951

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/16/2020

last visited: 11/18/2020

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Romanesque ArchitectureArco visigótico de Panxón - Nigrán, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Visigothic arc in Panxón

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/15/2020

last visited: 11/16/2020

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Romanesque ArchitectureCapilla de San Miguel Capela de San Miguel - Celanova, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Pre-romanesque Chapel BIC since 1923

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/15/2020

last visited: 11/16/2020

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Romanesque ArchitectureSteingaden Abbey Church - Steingaden, BY-DE

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The "Welfenmünster", Abbey church of the Steingaden Abbey and burial place of the Welf Dynasty is a romanesque church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/14/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureAbbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Coly - Dordogne, France

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Une ancienne abbaye augustinienne située sur la commune de Saint-Amand-de-Coly, dans le département français de la Dordogne. A former Augustinian abbey located in the town of Saint-Amand-de-Coly, in the French department of Dordogne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/13/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureMarienbasilika - Fuldatal-Wilhelmshausen, HE-DE

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Former monastery church of an Antonite, later Cistercian monastery in Wilhelmshausen at the Fulda River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureCathédrale Saint-Étienne - Cahors, France

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[FR] La cathédrale Saint-Étienne est une cathédrale gothique, romane et byzantine édifiée au début du xiie siècle. [EN] Cahors Cathedral is an example of the transition between the late Romanesque and Gothic architectural traditions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureL'église Saint-Symphorien - Gauriaguet, France

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[EN] The Saint-Symphorien church is a superb Romanesque church whose choir dates from the 12th century. [FR] L'église Saint-Symphorien est un superbe église romane dont le chœur date du XIIe siècle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: 10/4/2020

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Romanesque ArchitectureIgrexa de San Xoán - Ribadavia, Ourense, Galicia, España

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From XII century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: 10/29/2020

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Romanesque ArchitectureSt Mary's Church - Astbury, Cheshire, UK.

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Romanesque features can be seen at St Mary's Church, located on Peel Lane in the village of Astbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureBasilique Saint-Sauveur - Rocamadour, France

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[FR] L'église Saint-Sauveur est construite du xie au xiiie siècle à une époque de transition entre l'art roman et l'art gothique. [EN] The churches in the sanctuary include the Romanesque basilica of Saint-Sauveur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: 9/21/2018

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Romanesque ArchitecturePuente de La Ramallosa - Nigrán, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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From XIII century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: 10/25/2020

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Romanesque ArchitectureCattedrale di Santa Maria Annunziata - Otranto, Italy

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Otranto Cathedral is a synthesis of various architectural styles, with Byzantine, early Christian and Romanesque elements. It was consecrated on 1 August 1088 under the papacy of pope Urban II by the papal legate Roffredo, archbishop of Benevento.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Puglia, Italy

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureBasilica di Santa Caterina - Galatina, Italy

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The Basilica of St. Catherine, one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Puglia, was erected between 1383 and 1391 by order of Raimondello Orsini del Balzo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Puglia, Italy

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureCattedrale della Madonna della Bruna e di Sant'Eustachio - Matera, Italy

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The cathedral was built in Apulian Romanesque style in the 13th century on the ridge that forms the highest point of the city of Matera and divides the two Sassi.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Puglia, Italy

date approved: 10/20/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureCattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta - Troia, Italy

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Built in the first quarter of the 12th century, it is reckoned a masterpiece of Apulian Romanesque architecture and is particularly noted for the rose window and the bronze doors of the west front.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Puglia, Italy

date approved: 10/20/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureCattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino - Trani, Italy

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Trani Cathedral, consecrated in 1143, is one of the main examples of Apulian Romanesque architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Puglia, Italy

date approved: 10/20/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Saint-Pierre d'Autoire - Autoire, France

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[FR] L’édifice roman présente un important décor sculpté fait de modillons, chapiteaux et bases de colonnes. [EN] The Romanesque edifice displays many sculpted decorations made up of modillions, capitals and column bases.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Romanesque ArchitectureÉglise Saint-Barthélémy - Confolens, France

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[EN] The priory of Saint-Barthélemy was a religious establishment dependent on the abbey of Lesterps, only the church has survived. [FR] Le prieuré Saint-Barthélemy était un établissement religieux dépendant de l’abbaye de Lesterps, seule l’église nous en est parvenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/17/2020

last visited: 10/8/2020

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