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Anglo-Saxon architecture
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Anglo-Saxon architecture

Anglo-Saxon architecture was a period in the history of architecture in England, and parts of Wales, from the mid-fifth century until the Norman Conquest of 1066.

There are few remains of Anglo-Saxon architecture, with no secular work remaining above ground. At least fifty churches are of Anglo-Saxon origin, with many more claiming to be, although in some cases the Anglo-Saxon part is small and much-altered.

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1 Seventh century
2 Eighth and ninth centuries
3 Tenth century
4 Eleventh century
5 External link

Seventh century

The earliest surviving Anglo-Saxon architecture dates from the seventh century. Church designs at the time differed between the north, part of the Celtic Church, and the south, controlled by the Roman Catholic Church.

Eighth and ninth centuries

Very little survives from the eighth and ninth centuries, due to the regular Viking raids.

Tenth century

Eleventh century

The eleventh century saw the first appearance of the
Romanesque style appear in Britain. Many cathedrals were constructed, including Westminster Abbey, although all these were rebuilt by the Normans after 1066.

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