What were the main features of Norman architectures?

The buildings were usually placed in commanding positions for purposes of defence, (b) They were geperally
built by the side of a river, with a moat on the landward side, (r) The main walls were of enormous thickness,
-being from 8 to 12 feet thick, (d) The main walls were surmounted by a parapet at the angles of which look-out
towers were, placed, (e) In the centre of the courtyard, surrounded by a moat, stood a keep or tower several
stories high.

The Norman style is characterized b y : (a) Massive, walls and towers; (b) flat roofs ; (c) narrow holes for
windows; {£) roofs with raised parapets with em­brasures ; (e) semi-circular arches.


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