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Robert Arthur Lawson (1 January 1833 – 3 December 1902) was one of New Zealand's pre-eminent 19th century architects. [1]

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Abbotsford House

Abbotsford is a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, at the town of Galashiels, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed.

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Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio (30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice.

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The terms Anglo-Catholicism, Anglican Catholicism and Catholic Anglicanism refer to people, beliefs and practices within Anglicanism that emphasise the Catholic heritage and identity of the various Anglican churches.

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In architecture, the apse (from Latin absis: "arch, vault" from Greek ἀψίς apsis "arch"; sometimes written apsis; plural apsides) is a semicircular recess covered with a hemispherical vault or semi-dome, also known as an Exedra.

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An arch is a curved structure that spans a space and may or may not support weight above it.

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Architecture (Latin architectura, after the Greek ἀρχή τέχνη – arkhḗ tékhnē – composed by ἀρχή "origin" and τέχνη "art, craft") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.

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An architrave (from architrave, also called an epistyle; from Greek ἐπίστυλον epistylon "door frame") is the lintel or beam that rests on the capitals of the columns.

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Art museum

An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art.

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Ashlar is finely dressed (cut, worked) masonry, either an individual stone that has been worked until squared or the masonry built of such stone.

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Augustus Pugin

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1 May 1812 – 14 September 1852) was an English architect, designer, artist and critic, chiefly remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style; his work culminated in the interior design of the Palace of Westminster.

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Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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A bank is a financial intermediary that creates credit by lending money to a borrower, thereby creating a corresponding deposit on the bank's balance sheet.

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The Latin word basilica (derived from Greek βασιλικὴ στοά, Royal Stoa, the tribunal chamber of a king) has three distinct applications in modern English.

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Bay (architecture)

In architecture, a bay is the space between architectural elements, or a recess or compartment.

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Breccia (or; Italian: brecce) is a rock composed of broken fragments of minerals or rock cemented together by a fine-grained matrix that can be similar to or different from the composition of the fragments.

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Canterbury, New Zealand

The New Zealand region of Canterbury (Waitaha) is mainly composed of the Canterbury Plains and the surrounding mountains.

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Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc.

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A cathedral (French: cathédrale from Latin: cathedra, "seat" from the Greek kathedra (καθέδρα), seat, bench, from kata "down" + hedra seat, base, chair) is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate.

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Catholicism (from Greek καθολικισμός, katholikismos, "universal doctrine") and its adjectival form Catholic are used as broad terms for describing specific traditions in the Christian churches in theology, doctrine, liturgy, ethics, and spirituality.

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In church architecture, the chancel is the space around the altar, including the choir and the sanctuary (sometimes called the presbytery), at the liturgical east end of a traditional Christian church building.

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A chapel is a religious place of fellowship, prayer and worship that is attached to a larger, often nonreligious institution or that is considered an extension of a primary religious institution.

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Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-most populous urban area.

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A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Church (building)

A church building, often simply called a church, is a building used for religious activities, particularly worship services.

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Classical architecture

Classical architecture usually denotes architecture which is more or less consciously derived from the principles of Greek and Roman architecture of classical antiquity, or sometimes even more specifically, from the works of Vitruvius.

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Congregational church

Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.

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In architecture a corbel or console is a structural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry a superincumbent weight, a type of bracket.

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Dunedin (Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region.

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Dunedin Northern Cemetery

The Dunedin Northern Cemetery is a major historic cemetery in the southern New Zealand city of Dunedin.

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Dunedin Town Hall

The Dunedin Town Hall is a municipal building in the city of Dunedin in New Zealand.

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East Taieri

East Taieri is a small township, located between Mosgiel and Allanton in New Zealand's Otago region.

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Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann) is the capital city of Scotland, located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.

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Elder (Christianity)

An elder in Christianity is a person who is valued for wisdom and holds a position of responsibility in a Christian group.

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In military architecture, an embrasure is the opening in a crenellation or battlement between the two raised solid portions or merlons, sometimes called a crenel or crenelle.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English country house

An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside.

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An entablature (nativization of Italian intavolatura, from in "in" and tavola "table") refers to the superstructure of moldings and bands which lie horizontally above columns, resting on their capitals.

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Essendon, Victoria

Essendon /ˈɛsǝndǝn/, locally /ˈɛsǝdǝn/, is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district.

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Fife (Fìobha) is a council area and historic county of Scotland.

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First Church of Otago

First Church is a prominent church in the New Zealand city of Dunedin.

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Fitzroy, Victoria

Fitzroy is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra.

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Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

New Zealand's Fortune Theatre is located on the corner of Moray Place and Upper Stuart Street, in the heart of the southern city of Dunedin.

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Francis Petre

Francis William "Frank" Petre (27 August 1847 – 10 December 1918) was a prominent New Zealand-born architect based in Dunedin.

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Frederick Grey

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Free Church of Scotland (1843–1900)

The Free Church of Scotland was a Scottish denomination which was formed in 1843 by a large withdrawal from the established Church of Scotland in a schism known as the Disruption of 1843.

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In architecture the frieze is the wide central section part of an entablature and may be plain in the Ionic or Doric order, or decorated with bas-reliefs.

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A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches.

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George Street, Dunedin

George Street is the main street of Dunedin, the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79.

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Gore, New Zealand

Gore is a town and district in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Gothic Revival architecture

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Gothic or Jigsaw Gothic, and when used for school, college, and university buildings as Collegiate Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.

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Hampden, New Zealand

Hampden is a rural settlement defined as a "populated area less than a town" in North Otago, New Zealand.

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Hardwicke Knight

Frederic Hardwicke Knight, QSO (12 July 1911 – 25 August 2008) was a London-born photographer, historian and collector who emigrated to New Zealand in 1957 to take up a medical photography position in Dunedin.

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A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis.

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I quattro libri dell'architettura

I quattro libri dell'architettura (The Four Books of Architecture) is an Italian treatise on architecture by the architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580).

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J. Louis Salmond

James Louis Salmond (1868 – 12 March 1950) was an English-born architect active in New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Jacobethan is the style designation coined in 1933 by John Betjeman to describe the mixed national Renaissance revival style that was made popular in England from the late 1820s, which derived most of its inspiration and its repertory from the English Renaissance (1550–1625), with elements of Elizabethan and Jacobean.

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James Gillespie Graham

James Gillespie Graham (1776–1855) was a Scottish architect, prominent in the early 19th century.

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Journalism is gathering, processing, and dissemination of news, and information related to news, to an audience.

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The small town of Kakanui lies on the coast of Otago, in New Zealand, fourteen kilometres to the south of Oamaru.

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Knox Church, Dunedin

Knox Church is a notable building in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Lady chapel

A Lady chapel or lady chapel is a traditional British term for a chapel dedicated to "Our Lady", the Blessed Virgin Mary, particularly those inside a cathedral or other large church.

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Lancet window

A lancet window is a tall, narrow window with a pointed arch at its top.

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Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle (also referred to as "Larnach's Castle"), is an imposing mansion on the ridge of the Otago Peninsula within the limits of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, close to the small settlement of Pukehiki.

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Lawrence, New Zealand

Lawrence is a small town of 474 inhabitants (as per the 2001 census) in Otago, in New Zealand's South Island.

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Mannerism is a period of European art that emerged from the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520.

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A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people.

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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.

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Milton, New Zealand

Milton is a town of 2,000 people, located on State Highway 1, 50 kilometres to the south of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand.

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Moran & Cato

Moran & Cato was the largest chain of grocery stores in Australia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Moray Place, Dunedin

Moray Place is an octagonal street which surrounds the city centre of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

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In Romanesque and Gothic Christian abbey, cathedral, basilica and church architecture, the nave is the main body of the church.

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein,, "New Swanstone Castle") is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Newburgh, Fife

Newburgh is a royal burgh of Fife, Scotland, having a population of 2,040 (est 2004).

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Norman architecture

The term Norman architecture is used to categorise styles of Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans in the various lands under their dominion or influence in the 11th and 12th centuries.

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North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.

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Oamaru ((Te Oha-a-Maru), the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, is the main town in the Waitaki District. It is 80 kilometres south of Timaru and 120 kilometres north of Dunedin, on the Pacific coast, and State Highway 1 and the railway Main South Line connect it to both. With a population of, Oamaru is the 27th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the second largest in Otago behind Dunedin. The name Oamaru derives from Māori words meaning the place of Maru (compare with Timaru). The identity of Maru remains open to conjecture.

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Oamaru stone

Oamaru stone is a hard, compact limestone, quarried at Weston, near Oamaru in Otago, New Zealand.

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Otago is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.

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Otago Boys' High School

Otago Boys' High School (OBHS) is one of New Zealand's oldest boys' secondary schools, located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

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Otago Harbour

Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland.

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Otago Peninsula

The Otago Peninsula is a long, hilly indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Oxford Movement

The Oxford Movement was a movement of High Church members of the Church of England which eventually developed into Anglo-Catholicism.

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A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.

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Palazzo del Te

Palazzo del Te or Palazzo Te is a palace in the suburbs of Mantua, Italy.

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Palladian architecture

Palladian architecture is a European style of architecture derived from and inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580).

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Palmerston, New Zealand

The town of Palmerston, in New Zealand's South Island, lies 50 kilometres to the north of the city of Dunedin.

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A panorama (formed from Greek πᾶν "all" + ὅραμα "sight"), is any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, seismic images or a three-dimensional model.

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A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese.

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Parkville, Victoria

Parkville is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north of Melbourne's Central Business district.

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A pediment is an element in classical, neoclassical and baroque architecture, and derivatives therefrom, consisting of a gable, originally of a triangular shape, placed above the horizontal structure of the entablature, typically supported by columns.

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Perth, Scotland

Perth (Peairt) is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay.

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Piano nobile

The piano nobile (Italian, "noble floor" or "noble level", also sometimes referred to by the corresponding French term, bel étage) is the principal floor of a large house, usually built in one of the styles of Classical Renaissance architecture.

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A pinnacle is an architectural ornament originally forming the cap or crown of a buttress or small turret, but afterwards used on parapets at the corners of towers and in many other situations.

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Pleasant Point, New Zealand

Pleasant Point is a small country town in southern Canterbury, New Zealand, some 19 km inland from Timaru, on State Highway 8.

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Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers is a suburb and the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, with a population of 3,000.

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A portico (from Italian) is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls.

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Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles.

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Princes Street, Dunedin

Princes Street (often misspelt as "Princess Street") is a major street in Dunedin, the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

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A procession (French procession via Middle English, derived from Latin, processio, from procedere, to go forth, advance, proceed) is an organized body of people walking in a formal or ceremonial manner.

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A proscenium (προσκήνιον) is the area of a theatre surrounding the stage opening.

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Prostyle is an architectural term defining free standing columns across the front of a building, as often in a portico.

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Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice which originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.

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A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from his or her original or true name (orthonym).

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Pulpit is a raised stand for preachers in a Christian church.

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Quoins are masonry blocks at the corner of a wall.

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Renaissance Revival architecture

Renaissance Revival (sometimes referred to as "Neo-Renaissance") is an all-encompassing designation that covers many 19th century architectural revival styles which were neither Grecian (see Greek Revival) nor Gothic (see Gothic Revival) but which instead drew inspiration from a wide range of classicizing Italian modes.

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Rose window

A rose window or Catherine window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery.

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Rustication (architecture)

Two different styles of rustication in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence. In classical architecture rustication is an architectural feature that contrasts in texture with the smoothly finished, squared-block masonry surfaces called ashlar.

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A school is an institution designed for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers.

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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Seacliff Lunatic Asylum

Seacliff Lunatic Asylum (often Seacliff Asylum, later Seacliff Mental Hospital) was a psychiatric hospital in Seacliff, New Zealand.

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Seacliff, New Zealand

Seacliff is a small village located north of Dunedin in the Otago region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Singleton, New South Wales

Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia.

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A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower.

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Steiglitz, Victoria

Steiglitz is a small town in Victoria, in the Brisbane Ranges.

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Sunday school

A Sunday school (also sometimes referred to as a Sabbath school), is a Christian educational institution, usually (but not always) catering to children and other young people.

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A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities such as prayer and sacrifice.

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance is a period in Europe, from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history.

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A tower is a tall structure, taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin.

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A transept (with two semitransepts) is a transverse section, of any building, which lies across the main body of the building.

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Tudor architecture

The Tudor architectural style is the final development of Medieval architecture in England, during the Tudor period (1485–1603) and even beyond.

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In architecture, a turret (from Italian: torretta, little tower; Latin: turris, tower) is a small tower that projects vertically from the wall of a building such as a medieval castle.

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A valley is a low area between hills, often with a river running through it.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in the south-east of Australia.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Victorian era

The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.

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Villa del Poggio Imperiale

Villa del Poggio Imperiale (English: Villa of the Imperial Hill) is a predominantly neoclassical former grand ducal villa in Arcetri, just to the south of Florence in Tuscany, central Italy.

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William Larnach

William James Mudie Larnach (27 January 1833 – 12 October 1898) was a New Zealand businessman and politician.

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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey occupying the east of the village of Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, is a country house, the family seat of the Duke of Bedford.

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Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity.

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Redirects here:

R A Lawson, R. A. Lawson, R.A. Lawson, Robert Arthur Lawson.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lawson_(architect)

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