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LONDON'S NORMAN KEEP: THE WHITE TOWER AND ITS CHAPEL

LONDON'S NORMAN KEEP: THE WHITE TOWER AND ITS CHAPEL

Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester, but much more famous as an architect than as a cleric, was entrusted with the designing of the White Tower (bottom) for William the Conqueror. In the photograph this is the large central tower with the four angle turrets, and it forms the keep of the castle of the Tower of London. The walls are fifteen feet thick and the tower is ninety feet high. Inside is the finest surviving Norman chapel (top) in England. It is only about eighteen yards long and is a foot higher than it is wide.

Other pictures from Landmarks of the Normans


THE HAND OF THE NORMAN CRAFTSMAN IN THE CATHEDRALS OF SOUTHWELL AND S. DAVID'S

S. GEORGE'S TOWER, OXFORD CASTLE

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