saddle stone

saddle stone

[′sad·əl ‚stōn]
(architecture)

apex stone, saddle stone

The uppermost stone in a gable, pediment, vault, or dome; usually triangular, often highly decorated.

saddle stone

2. Obsolete term for a stone containing saddle-shaped depressions.
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In other areas she used boulders and an old, lichen-mottled saddle stone.
Officers have also appealed for witnesses after the theft of nine saddle stones from outside a house in Priory Road, Dodford, Bromsgrove on Sunday at about 9pm.
The large pieces which greet visitors driving into Compton Verney from the Kineton road are based on "stattle" or saddle stones, a time-honoured feature of old English building.