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corbiestep
The stepped edge of a gable masking a pitched roof, found in northern European masonry, 14th to 17th cent., and in derivatives.
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Widely seen in castle architecture is Scots Baronial, a style constructed all over Britain and characterised by asymmetrical elevations, corbelled turrets and crow-stepped gables.
Widely seen in castle architecture is Scots Baronial, a style which was constructed all over Britain and characterised by asymmetrical elevations, corbelled turrets and crow-stepped gables.
Designed in a baronial style, the exterior is decorated with a wealth of castellations and traditional crow-stepped gables.