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Chamber or stage in a tower where bells are hung.
Bell capital
A form of capital shaped like an upturned bell, common in early medieval architecture.
Bellcast roof
(Scots): A sloping roof swept out slightly over the eaves. In England often called a sprocketed roof.
Small gabled or roofed housing for a bell or bells.
Level area separating a ditch from a bank on a hill-fort or barrow.
Norman ornament of small half-cylindrical or rectangular blocks.
Of a hill-fort: defended by two concentric banks and ditches.
In timber construction, one of the paired inclined timbers making up a cruck.
Blind arcade
A series of arches supported by piers or columns, applied to the wall surface.
Blind balustrade
A balustrade (a row of balusters) applied to the wall surface.