Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Romanesque, in architecture, is the style that prevailed in the early mediseval age from the 5th to the 12th century. The 1st period (5th to 11th) was a more or less debased form of Roman; but in the 2nd period (11th and 12th) it developed peculiarities of its own. The semi-circular arch and the massive masonry of Saxon and Norman architecture were borrowed from Romanesque.