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St Athernase Church, Leuchars, Fife is one of the finest surviving examples of a Romanesque church in Scotland. It remains in use as a Church of Scotland parish church and the current minister (since 2003) is the Reverend Caroline Taylor. Leuchars is situated in the north east neuk of Fife, Scotland, six miles (9. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a unitary council region of Scotland situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth. ... Interior of the Saint-Saturnin church St-Sernin basilica, Toulouse, 1080 – 1120: elevation of the east end Romanesque sculpture, cloister of St. ... ... The Church of Scotland (C of S, also known informally as The Kirk; until the 17th century officially the Kirk of Scotland) is the Christian national church of Scotland. ...


The chancel and half-round apse date from the 12th century with the exterior featuring blind arcades with typical Norman arches. The church, dedicated to the little known St Athernase, was granted by Ness, Lord of Lochore, to the canons of St Andrews in 1185. Around 1700 a belfry was added, and in 1858 restoration was carried out to the nave. This article is about an architectural feature; for the astronomical term see apsis. ... This article is about an architectural feature; for the astronomical term see apsis. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... The Nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave anticipates the Gothic style. ... Named after Saint Andrew, the Royal Burgh of St Andrews is a coastal town in Fife, Scotland, and the home of golf. ...


Location: grid reference NO455215 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


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Norman architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1092 words)
The cruciform churches often had deep chancels and a square crossing tower which has remained a feature of English ecclesiastical architecture.
These Byzantine motifs were particularly obvious in the interiors of certain churches where the traditional Norman altar tribunes were decorated in gilded mosaics such as that at the cathedral at Monreale.
The Palatin Chapel in Palermo built in 1130 is the perhaps the strongest example of this where the interior of the dome (itself a Byzantine feature) is decorated in mosaic depicting Christ Pantocrator accompanied by his angels.
Leuchars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
The 12th century St Athernase Church is one of the finest surviving examples of a Romanesque church in Scotland, with blind arcades in the Norman style.
The surrounding area was improved by drainage in the 18th century, and in the 19th century a railway station on the line from from Edinburgh to Aberdeen brought increased prosperity to the town.
When the branch line to St Andrews was closed in the late 1960's, Leuchars became the closest place to get the train, and since then has been frequented by many students attending the University of St Andrews.
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