The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.

Fleury Abbey

Romanesque undercroft at Fleury Abbey. The similarities between undercrofts such as this one and the Norman Chapel at Durham Castle, has led some to suggest that the latter is an undercroft itself. Historic accounts suggest that it was not, however.

The Romanesque undercroft (space under a church) at Fleury Abbey, France. Early twelfth century. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

Romanesque undercrofts of this type have led to the suggestion that what it known as the Norman Chapel at Durham Castle was in fact an undercroft itself and not a chapel (See next image). Historic accounts seem to indicate that it was in fact a chapel though.