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es, II., plate opposite pape 543. For Roman camps, see lb., opposite page 556. Waved wheel. The walls of the church [First Abbey Church of Glastenbury. England], according to Malmesbury, were made of twigs, winded and twisted together, after the antient custome, that King's palaces were used to be built. So the King of Wales, by name Heolus Wha, in the year of our Lord 940, built a house of white twigs, to retire into when he came a hunting into South Wales; therefore it was called Ty Gwyn, that is, the White house. For to the end that it might be distinguished from vulgar buildings, he caused the twigs (according to his princely quality) to be barkt; nay castles themselves, in those daies, were framed of the same materials and weaved together; for thus writes Giraldus Cambrensis, of Pembroke castle, (saith he) Arnulphus de Montgomery in the daies of King Henry the first built that small castle of twigs and slight turf. — Sammes. Wattled chimneys still occur in Wales; t