Martin and Oliver Webb Fine Stone Miniatures. Museum quality handmade miniatures of stone carvings for the collector and connoisseur.
Catalogue No.83.

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

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
Nave: The main body of a church from the west end to the choir. Occasionally divided north and south by screens.

Newel: The post around which the steps of a spiral staircase radiate.

Niche: An ornamental, usually semi-circular in plan, recess in a wall often containing a statue.

Norman Period: A period somewhat arbitrarily considered to run between 1100 and 1200. Renown for its massive construction and round arches.

Nosing: The extreme projection of moulding on a cornice.

 

Obelisk: Tall tapering rectangular pillar, usually inscribed with memorials.

Ogee: Cyma Recta, or Cyma Reversa.

Ogee Arch: A pointed arch having both convex and concave elements.

Oratory: A small cell attached to a chapel

Oolitic Limestone: Granular types of limestone, usually fairly soft in texture and pale in colour.

Order of Architecture: Denotes a column, its base, shaft, capital and the entablature it supports. There are five orders: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Composite.

Oriel: A form of bay window supported on corbelling.

Ovolo: A type of convex curved moulding.

Catalogue No.9.

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