Category Archives: Architectural features

Corbels and corbel tables

A corbel is a projecting block of stone or timber that supports a feature above. A row of corbels supporting a parapet, stringcourse or the eaves of a roof is called a corbel table. Corbels and corbel tables are thus … Continue reading

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Public and Private: the chancel arch

The chancel arch of a church marks the important boundary between lay and priestly zones. ┬áIn the Anglo-Saxon church of St Lawrence, Bradford-on-Avon (Wiltshire) this arch is no larger than a doorway into the chancel, emphasising its status as a … Continue reading

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