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A vertical slit for archers in medieval fortification walls, with jambs deeply splayed toward the interior.
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"Our apartment was against the inner wall of the Tower and the walls were eight-feet thick - except for an arrow slit where I used to keep my beer cold."
There is a fabulous living room with polished floorboards, double glazed French doors to the front courtyard and rear garden, huge inglenook style fireplace with flagstone hearth, timber lintel and wood burning fire, half turn spindle staircase to first floor and double glazed "arrow slit" windows.
The exposed stone wall with arrow slit windows is a nice touch, with imported slate floors and zone controlled underfloor heating to the ground floor, beamed ceilings and cosy wood burning fireplace.
The BBC has announced that, from June, it will be scrapping its morning bulletins on the station, which gave our sport an arrow slit rather than a window of opportunity on a football-obsessed station.
What Dickinson was saying is that the Gold Cup is not so much a window of opportunity as an arrow slit. And that makes Henrietta Knight's flawless training performance to get Best Mate to win three Gold Cups all the more remarkable.
Inside,original arrow slit windows have been retained and reclaimed timber has been used in new construction.
At the far end a dramatic bow-ended domed roof and recessed area is lit by elaborate stained glass windows, while the master bedroom includes two unusual arrow slit windows.
The property has undergone and extensive refurbishment yet retains much of its original character features such as arrow slit windows and internal stonework.
The walls on the stone stairs are so thick I can sit in the windowsill and there's a stone staircase going to the sleeping quarters with an arrow slit in the wall; it really makes the place unique.
Part of the architectural jigsaw and more hints at the long occupation of the site can be seen in the traditional outbuildings.There is a stone barn, formerly stables and a picturesque courtyard of two storey and single storey structures, currently used for storage, details including arrow slit openings and lovely old stone work.
It is Grade II Listed, retaining many of its original features such as high ceilings, exposed beams and arrow slit windows, and has four bedrooms including an en suite master, three bathrooms, and a 28ft dining kitchen.