Coved eave

Coved eave

Eaves of a building that are enclosed with a concave curved surface, so that the rafters are not exposed.

coved eave

coved eave
That part of a roof that projects beyond the exterior wall, the underside of which is covered with a concave surface so that the rafters are not visible.
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Public buildings include the red brick Coroner's Court in Poplar High Street, with its tiled roof and stucco coved eaves, mullioned windows and leaded lights, displaying the unmistakable influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.