Martin and Oliver Webb Fine Stone Miniatures. Museum quality handmade miniatures of stone carvings for the collector and connoisseur.
Catalogue No. 42.

A Stonemason's Dictionary
A pocket dictionary of masonry terms, names and expressions

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Impost: The horizontally stone immediately beneath the springing point of an arch.

Improver: Status for about three years after completion of apprenticeship.

Inglenook: Space for seating within a large fireplace.

Intercolumniation: The distance between columns relative to their own dimensions.

Intermodillion: The distance between two modillion (bracket-like projections beneath the corona of a cornice).

Interpenetrations: The practice of carving mouldings and details which intersect appear to run through one another.

Intersecting tracery: In windows where mullions split in Y shapes to form smaller arches

Intrados: The curved underside of an arch, vault or dome.

Inverted Arch: Literally an arch reversed, used in foundations to evenly distribute loading.

Catalogue No.87.

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