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A Stonemason's Dictionary
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.