conical roof

conical roof

A roof in the shape of an inverted cone on top of a cylindrical tower; used in the Chateauesque and Queen Anne styles; also called a witch’s hat.
See also: Roof

conical roof

A roof in the shape of an inverted cone, usually atop a cylindrical tower; also called a candle-snuffer roof, or witch’s cap.
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It was a modest building, not very straight, not large, not tall; not bold-faced, with great staring windows, but a shy, blinking house, with a conical roof going up into a peak over its garret window of four small panes of glass, like a cocked hat on the head of an elderly gentleman with one eye.
the hybrid excrescences, with which the fancy of the architects had loaded it during the last two centuries, with all the apses of its chapels, all the gables of its galleries, a thousand weathercocks for the four winds, and its two lofty contiguous towers, whose conical roof, surrounded by battlements at its base, looked like those pointed caps which have their edges turned up.
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Known as the Hermitage of Powis, it was an octagonal, harled tower with a conical roof.
The hot air passed through the thin and perforated wooden floors then rose to the conical roof where it escaped through a cowl which turned in the wind.
Its main feature includes a conical roof, spiral staircase as well as copper cladding and timber panels.
And the main conical roof and drum of the nave support the tower which, unusually in cathedral buildings, relates directly to the primary area of the internal space - the sanctuary and high altar.
It was lunchtime on the third day of our Puglian 'trullo' holiday - a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof and neighbour-free view.
It was lunchtime on the third day of our Puglian holiday in a trullo, a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof and neighbour-free view.
UNDISCOVERED : A traditional dry stone hut with conical roof, or trullo, in Puglia and, below, vegetables for sale in a market in Alberobello * LA DOLCE VITA : .
Just one km from Khalari you'll find the unusual Mandir Masjid, two white buildings standing side by side, one with a dome and one with a conical roof.
Lorna had especially wanted a round turret with a conical roof, so architect Phil Easton set out to create a distinctive curved home for them.