Gables

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A simple gable end in a stone house with quoins at the corners, Cumbria

 


A gable end with a corbelled chimney, Cumbria

 


Chesterfield Church Spire and Low-sloped Gable End

The wooden timbers of this spire have twisted in a dramatic way and this is the part of the church that everyone always mentions.

The gable end, with very low slopes to the roof, is typical of this period of church building. These were possible because of the reopening of the Derbyshire lead mines. Lead allowed architects to build low-pitched roofs and so introduced the Perpendicular Style.

 


An extraordinary gable end where the front of the house is wider than the back.
Cockermouth, Cumbria. The chimney too is unusual.

 


A Large Chimney on a gable end of a stone cottage, Cumbria

 


A gable end of a corner building

Corner buildings use both street walls. To keep the pattern and make the top corner room useable, one ‘window’ has been blanked out. It must have been designed as a bedroom. The first floor room was designed for receptions and needed all its windows.

 

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