Some Major Stylistic Periods of Medieval Art and Architecture



                                                                                 Churches, Abbeys, Cathedrals, Basilicas and Monasteries.

     

England; 1. Early Christian                     (c500-600)                       archway of St. Piran's oratory.
              2. Anglo-Saxon                       (c450-1066)                     archway of Odda's chapelwindow and archways (detail) of  St. Mary's, Deerhurst, sculpture
                                                                                                      in Saint Laurence, Bradford on Avon, Hedda stone, Peterborough, windows and doorway
                                                                                                      of Earl's Barton church and windows of Brixworth church, Northamptonshire, font of St. Mary's,
                                                                                                      Luppitt, window (detail) of St. Bueno's church, Devon, window of Wembury church, Devon,
                                                                                                      tower of St. Margaret's church, Bagendon, tower of St. Peter's church, Barton-upon-Humber,
                                                                                                      tower (random) and archway of St. Michael's church, Duntisbourne Rouse, interior of Escomb
                                                                                                      church, Durham, interior of St. Mary's church, Reculver, Kent, tower of St. Paul's monastery,
                                                                                                      Jarrow, round tower of Burnham Deepdale church, Norfolk.
               3. Celtic                                 (c500-1150)                      Font details 1 and 2 of St. Mary Magdelene church, Stoke Canon,
               4. Romanesque                      (c1100-1200)                    archway near Siverton village, doorway of St. Michael and All Angels church, Meeth.
               5. Norman                             (c1066-1180)                    west door of St. Michael and All Angels, Gallilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral,
                                                                                                      north door of Stanley Pontlarge church, pillars of  Pershore Abbey,
                                                                                                      vault of  Durham Cathedral, nave of Tewkesbury Abbey, crossing vault of
                                                                                                      Worcester Cathedral, doorway of Eckington church, doorway of Guiting Power church,
                                                                                                      doorway(s) of Withington church, doorway of Bibury church, nave (detail) and doorway
                                                                                                      of Leominster church, doorway of English Bicknor, doorway of Bredon church, doorway
                                                                                                      of Westwell church, stringcourse of Coln St. Denis church, doorway of Coln St. Aldwyns
                                                                                                      church, doorway of Ledbury church, north wall of Rock church, nave and choir arcades
                                                                                                      of Hereford cathedral, corner capital, font, vault , doorway and tower of Holy Cross church,
                                                                                                      Avening,  corner capital of  St. John the Baptist's church, Hatherleigh, nave of St. Mary's,
                                                                                                      Kempley, doorway of Kilpeck church, doorway of Lincoln cathedral, corner butresses of
                                                                                                      Chipping Campden church, corner capital of Garway church, capital and archway (detail)
                                                                                                      of Tredington church, nave and pillars of Peterborough cathedral, corner capitals and archway
                                                                                                      of Iffley church, archway of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, pillarcapital and archway of
                                                                                                       Morwenstow church, nave of Gloucester cathedral, doorway of St. Mary's, Gloucester,
                                                                                                       window of Boddington church, windows  of  St. Andrew's church, Bere Ferrers, 1 2
                                                                                                       (interior view) 3 (linear), 3(cistercian,cusp), 4(cusp), (interior view)  5 (geometric, random),
                                                                                                       windows of St. Mary's church, Luppitt, 1 2 (linear) 3 (cusp), doorway of Kilkhampton church,
                                                                                                       window (interior view) (linear) of Doddisombleigh church, window (cusp) of St. Petroc's,
                                                                                                       Lydford, window (linear) of St. Michael de la Rupe church, Brentor, windows, 1 (cusp,random)
                                                                                                       2 (linear) of Saint Werburgh's church, Wembury, window (geometric, random) of Saint Winifred's
                                                                                                       church, Branscombe, windows 1 2 (cusp) 3 (random) of St. Mary's church, Rewe, windows
                                                                                                       1(cusp) 2 (cusp, cistercian) of St. Thomas's church, Thorverton, window (cusp) of St. Michael's,
                                                                                                       Cadbury, tower of St. Paul de Leon church, Staverton, towers of St. Nonna's church, Bradstone,
                                                                                                       and St. Bridget's church, Bridestowe,  window (linear) and font of Holy Trinity, Drewsteignton,
                                                                                                       arch scroll (detail) of St. Petroc's, Inwardleigh,  font and doorway (s) of St. Nonna's church, Alturnun,
                                                                                                       font of St. Mary the Virgin, Bratton Clovelly, tower of  St. German's church, Germansweek, tower
                                                                                                       of St. Michael's church, Meeth, windows, doorways (1), (2) , archways, corner capitals (1), (2),
                                                                                                       column, stringcourse and cross rib vaulting of St. German's church, St. German, doorway and
                                                                                                       buttressing of  St. Peter's, Revelstoke, archway of St.Peter's church, Tiverton, window (linear) of
                                                                                                       St. Mary's church, Hemyock, font and piscina of St. Mary's church, Cheriton Bishop, corner
                                                                                                       capitals 1 2 3 4 of Holy Cross church, Crediton, font (detail) of St. Michael and all Angels, Exeter,
                                                                                                      doorways 1 2 and typanum of St. John the Baptist church and windows of the Bishop's Palace,
                                                                                                      Bishopsteignton, font of All Saint's church, Eggesford, archway details 1 2 of St. Mary's church,
                                                                                                      High Bickington,  font and window of St. Pancras's church, Exeter, doorway and corner capital
                                                                                                      of All Saints church, North Cerney, font details (1), (2), (3), (4) of St. Peter's church, Rendcomb,
                                                                                                      doorway and corner capital of St. Peter's church, Southrop, archway and tower of Temple church,
                                                                                                      Temple, Cornwall, archway (detail), corner capitals 1, 2 and window (linear) of St. Michael's church,
                                                                                                      Shebbear, corner capitals 1 2 of St. Michael's church, Duntisbourne Rouse, archway , pillars 1, 2
                                                                                                      and window (linear)of St. Mary's church, Great Barrington, archway and corner capitals 1 2 of St.
                                                                                                      Peters church, Little Barrington, font details 1 2 3 4 and piscina of St.Michael's church, Spreyton,
                                                                                                      font of St. Michael and All Angels church, Frithelstock,  archway details 1 2 of St. Benedict's church,
                                                                                                      Buckland Brewer, archway details 1 2 and font of All Saints church, Clovelly, font of St. Matthew's
                                                                                                      church, Butterleigh, archway details 1 2 of St. James' church, Parkham, archway details 1 2 of
                                                                                                      All Hallows church, Woolfardisworthy, font of All Saints church, Merton, arch fragment of
                                                                                                      St. Michael's church, Dowdeswell, archway of St.Mary's church, East Worlington, archway details
                                                                                                      1 2 of St. Giles's church, Ashleigh,  entrance archway details 1 2 3chancel archway details 1 2 3
                                                                                                      and  window (exterior view) of St. Mary's church, Lower Swell, archway details 1 2 of St. Mary's
                                                                                                      church, Upper Swell.
               6. Lancet (Early English)          (c1180-1275)                  Wells Cathedral, nave of Lincoln Cathedral, abbeys of BylandRievaulx and Whitby in
                                                                                            .         Yorkshire, lancet windows of York Cathedral, nave and lancet windows of Salisbury
                                                                                                      cathedral, piscina in  Saint  Dubricius's, Porlock, arcade and colonettes of 
                                                                                                      Worcester Cathedral, windows of  Sevenhampton church, windows of Castle Combe
                                                                                                      church, outbuilding of Buckland abbey, lancet window of St. Andrew's church, Bere Ferrers,
                                                                                                       window of Tintagel church, window of St. Swithuns church, Cornwall, window of St.Mary's, Luppitt,
                                                                                                       window of St. Petroc's church, Lydford, window of de la Rupe church, window of St. Michael's,
                                                                                                       Cadbury, windows 1 2 (trefoil) of St. Mary's church, Poltimore, buttresses 1 2 (trefoil) of St. Mary's,
                                                                                                       Bickleigh, doorway of St. John the Baptist Church, Bere Regis, Dorset, window (s) and arcade  of
                                                                                                       Exeter Cathedral, St. John the Baptist's church, Hatherleigh, font of St. Peter's church, Southrop,
                                                                                                       window and piscina, of St. Mary's church, Great Washbourne, font and piscinas 1 2 of St. Margaret
                                                                                                       of Antioch church , Alderton, doorway of King Charles the Martyr's church, Falmouth, piscinas of
                                                                                                       St. Mary's church, Silverton, windows of St. Michael and All Angels church, Frithelstock, piscina of
                                                                                                       St. Matthew's church, Butterleigh, font of St. Michael and All Angels church, Meeth, font of All
                                                                                                       Hallows church, Woolfardisworthy.
               7. Response to Geometric        (c1240-1280)                  Choir of Lincoln Cathedral, chapterhouse of Westminster Abbey, cloister of Salisbury
                                                                                                      cathedral, arch detail of Sevenhampton church, cloister window of Exeter cathedral,
                                                                                                      window of St. Michael's, Buckland, cloister of Gloucester cathedral, arch detail of Culhumpton church,
                                                                                                      window of St. Mary's, Rewe, window (interior view)of St.Petroc's church, Lydford, window of St. Mary's
                                                                                                      church, Huxham, Devon, window (interior view) of St. Mary's, Poltimore, windows 1 2 3 4 5 of St. Peter's
                                                                                                      church, Tiverton, window of St. Ida the Green , Ide,  window of  St. Mary's, Upton Hellions, balustrade
                                                                                                      and turret of St. John the Baptist church, Plymtree, font (random) of St.Mary's church, Great Washbourne,
                                                                                                      font (random) of St. Mary's church, Black Torrington, balustrade of  King Charles the Martyr's church,
                                                                                                      Falmouth, balustrade of St. Michael and All Angels church, Frithelstock.
               8. Linear                                  (c1280-1300)                  St. Etheldreda's church window, London, Merton College Chapel Windows, Oxford, Buckland Abbey,
                                                                                                      cloister window (s) of Exeter cathedral, Bere Ferrers church window (interior view) (detail), window of
                                                                                                      St. Nonna's church, Altarnun.
               9. Cusp                                    (c1280)                           window (s), (detail), of Gulval church, Penzance.  St. Ives church, Cornwall, window of Kilkhampton
                                                                                                      church, doorway (detail) of St. Mary's, Stoke Cannon, window of St. Mary's church, Silverton
                                                                                                      (interior view), windows 1 2 of St. John's church, Broadclyst, window of St. Mary's church, Poltimore,
                                                                                                       window (detail) (interior view) of St. Mary's church, Bickleigh, windows 1 2 of St. Mary's church, Upton
                                                                                                       Pyne, window of St. John the Baptist church, Netherexe.
               10. Response to Rayonnant        (c1280-1300)                  Boyton Church rose window, Wiltshire, St. Mary's window, Cheltenham, window of  St. Peter's church,
                                                                                                        Bramford Speke.
               11. Perpendicular                       (c1380-1520)                  East window, cloister window(s) and vault of Gloucester cathedral, east window of
                                                                                                        St. Mary's, Frampton on Severn,  window of St. Andrew's church, Moretonhampstead,
                                                                                                        font of St. Michael's church, Dowdeswell.
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                   
Wales;     1.  Norman                              (c1066-1180)                  Chevron pattern of St. Mary's church, Monmouth.
                2.  Romanesque                      (c1066-1180)                   Windows, 1 2, and doorways,  1 2 of St. Thomas's church, Monmouth.
                3.  Lancet                                (c1180-1275)                  Nave (arch detail) of Tintern Abbey, Llanthony Priory, lancet windows of Abbey Dore.
                4. Geometric                           (c1240-1280)                  Clearstorey windows of Tintern Abbey.

Ireland      1. Anglo-Saxon                      (c850-1150)                    Round tower at Rock of Cashel, round tower of Monasterboice.      

Scotland; 1. Lancet                                 (c1180-1275)                  Crypt of St. Kentigern, lancet windows of Glasgow Cathedral

Sweden:  1. Romanesque                        (c1100-1250)                  Apse and crypt pillars of Lund cathedral
               2. Regional Gothic                    (c1250-1400)                 Storkyran interior, Stockholm    

Gotland;  1. Romanesque                        (c1100-1250)                  Tower of St. Lars, St. Drottens in Visby, Gotland, cloister pavement in Roma, Gotland.
  (*)         2. Response to Geometric/       (c1200-1300)                 Vaultdoorway (cusp) and window (cusp) of Helge And, crossing and doorway of St. Lars, St. Katarina
                   English                                                                         rose window of St. Nicolaus, St. Clemensdefensive walls in Visby, Gotland.          
               3. Regional Gothic                    (c1250-1400)                 Doorway(s) and window of Tofta, doorway and window of Masterby, more doorway(s) of Bro
                                                                                                      churches in Gotland

Denmark; 1. Romanesque                       (c1100-1200)                 Doorway of Osterlars church, Ostermarie church, Bornholm, crypt of Viborg cathedral,
                                                                                                     doorway and pillar of Ribe cathedral, doorway of Aalborg church, crypt of Arhus cathedral,
                                                                                                     Roskilde cathedral
                2. Norman                              (c1100-1180)                 Stege church, doorway of Helsingborg churchpillar of Absalon's church, Copenhagen
                3. Response to English             (c1200-1300)                Sakskobing church
                4. Response to Lancet             (c1200-1300)                Vejle church
                5. Response to Cistercian        (c1250-1300)                 Bornholm round churches of Osterlars, OlskerNyker and Nylars.
                6. Regional Gothic                   (c1350)                          Frescoes of Osterlars ( 1 2 3 ), Nyker (1 2 3) and Nylars ( 1 2 3 ), Bornholm.
                7. Regional Scandinavian         (c1250-1400)                 Elmelund church, Svendborg church, Nakskov church, Odense cathedral, Vor Frue Kirke,
                                                                                                     Odense
Norway;   1. Norman                              (c1100-1180)                Cathedral of St. Halvard, Royal Chapel of St. Mary's, (ambient), Oslo, Archbishop's Palace
                                                                                                     and archway of the cathedral in Trondheim, archway and pillar of Stavanger cathedral doorway (detail)
                                                                                                     of  St. Paul's church, Bergen.
                 2. Cistercian                           (c1150)                          Hovedoy cloister , Oslo
                 3. Romanesque                       (c1100-1200)                Doorway (detail) and interior (1 2) of  St. Mary's Church, Bergen, doorway (interior) of Varhaug church, Stavanger.
                 4. Response to English            (c1200-1300)                Trondheim Cathedral nave, Apostle's church, Bergen
                   

Sicily;        1. Norman                              (c1070-1180)                Pavement of  San Cataldo church, Pavement of Capella Palatina in Palazzo dei Normanni,
                                                                                                     Choir Pavements of Monreale Cathedral.

Poland      1.Response to Geometric         (c1280-)                         St. Anne's chapel , Malbork Castle.
                   (Cusp)
                 2.Response to Scandinavian     (c1350)                          St. Mary's church, Gdansk.
Belgium     1. Romanesque                        (c1134-1139)                 Columns and  doorway of St. Basil's chapel, Bruges.  
                 2. Regional Gothic                   (c1250-1400)                 Vault of St. Michael's church, St. Nicholas's church, Ghent. 
Austria      1. Romanesque                        (c1140-1200)                 Crypt of Gurk Cathedral.       


(*)  Now part of Sweden, but, at the time of construction, a Danish province, see Liber Census Daniae, often referred to as Kong Valdemar's Jorgebok.