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breastsummer, breast beam, bressummer, brestsummer

A horizontal beam which spans a wide opening (a lintel) in an external wall; a summer, 3.
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On east front is a good two storey gabled porch with oak posts and shaped brackets supporting the projecting upper storey, the sides have turned balusters, moulded bressummer to upper storey.
replace with a heavy bressummer beam, leaded light deep set stone mullion windows and an early heavy exterior door, all set over a ?
replace with bressummer beam over and a log burner in the middle.
The heavily beamed ceiling and bressummer beam over the ?