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Some of these distinct architectural features you can find as you venture around the Kingdom of Fife.

Architrave (projecting ornamental frame)

Astragal (glazing bar)

Barge (gable board)

Basement, raised

Bullseye, keyblocked (circular window with projecting blocks)

Buttress ( supporting projection )

Caphouse ( top chamber )

Cartouche (decorative tablet)

Cherrycocking (masonry joints filled with small stones)

Channelled ashlar (recessed horizontal joints)

Chimneycope, corniced

Chimneycope, moulded

Close (alley)


Console (scroll bracket)

Corbel (projection support)


Cutwater (wedge-shaped end of bridge pier)


Dormer, canted & piended

Dormer, pedimented wallhead

Dormer, piended

Dormer, swept wallhead

Fanlight (glazed panel above door)

Finial (crowning ornament)

Fly-over stair

Forestair, pillared

Gable, wallhead

Gable, wallhead chimney

Gable, Dutch (curved)

Gibbs doorway (framed with projecting stonework)


Hoist, fishing net

Hoodmoulding ( projection over opening to divert water )

Jettied (overhanging)

Lucarne (small dornier on spire)

Margin, stone

Mercat Cross

Marriage Lintel

Mullion (vertical division of window)

Nave (main body of church)

Pavilion (building attached by wing to main building)

Pediment (triangular ornamental feature)


Quoins, rusticated (corner stones with recessed joints)

Refuge (recess in bridge parapet)

Ridge, crested

Roof, flared pyramidal

Roof, leanto

Roof, ogival (with S-curve pitch)

Roof, pantiled

Roof, piended (formed by intersecting slopes)

Roof, slated

Skew (gable coping)

Skewputt, moulded (lowest stone of skew)

Skewputt, scroll

Stair jamb (projection containing stairway)

Stringcourse (horizontal projecting wall moulding)

Transept (transeverse wing of cruciform church)

Transom (horizontal division of window)

Voussoir (wedge-shaped stone forming archway)

Tympanum (area within pediment)

Window, bay (projecting full height from ground)

Window, oriel (corbelled bay)

Window, sash and case (sliding sashes)