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Roman arch

Roman arch construction
A semicircular arch. If built of stone, all units are wedge-shaped; the usual arch in Roman architecture.
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The discovery this week came on the first day of a PS50,000 project in the grounds of the church to find out what is causing worsening cracks in walls under two Norman arches. The work comes nearly three decades after cracks first started to appear at the church.
As we were to discover, it contains Norman arches, Gothic columns, spectacular stained glass and medieval woodcarvings, as well as providing a peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Traces of the Saxon windows and roof line can be seen inside above the later Norman arches of the nave.
Fred Dibnah is the only man who can make Norman arches seem interesting
The cathedral has something for everyone, from Norman arches to gothic columns, amazing medieval wood carvings and the splendour of the stained glass windows.
'I love the Norman arches in the lounge, and with an open log fire and roll-top bath I couldn't ask for anything more.'