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GALLERY - GREAT BRITAIN

When the Normans invaded England they brought with them a new form of stone construction. Many castles were constructed throughout England culminating in the building of the most iconic, Windsor Castle, in the late Norman period. The walls built at that time incorporated flat oyster shells bedded within the mortar joints and chips or flakes of stone pressed into the soft mortar, both of which materials are classed as gallets, a word derived from the French language.

 

The Norman castle at Windsor

 

 

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ENGLAND

 pebbles in Norfolk

Pebbles, Norfolk

Beccles museum  1762

Arundel Road, Dorking. Surrey, Photo Martin Higgins

Beccles Museum, Suffolk

chichester 40 North St circa 1809

Flint, Chichester, West Sussex

Arundel Road Dorking

SCOTLAND

Collinsburgh. Craig Frew

 

Collinsburgh, Fife

Photo Craig Frew

Galleted ashlar 2   NHBG

Galleted ashlar, Kirkcudbright, Galloway.

Photo Prof Robin Forest

hedgehog pointing

Hedgehog pointing

Photo Craig Frew

IRELAND

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Dunmurry

Photo Brian Shaw

Ireland 18th c.

Gracehill, Ballymena, Antrim

Photo Dr Alan Coday

Moira, County Down, Ireland,  built 1810 -

Moira, County Down

Photo Brian Shaw

STATES OF GUERNSEY

La Fosse 2

La Fosse, St Martin

Photo Simon Went

La Taniere, Guernsey   Simon Went

La Taniere, Castel

Photo Simon Went