stone-ender, stone-ender house

A late 17th-century house having post-and-girt framing; basically, a one-room medieval-style cottage of the type described under American Colonial architecture; found primarily in Rhode Island; its most significant feature was a massive end wall built of stone that incorporated a very large fireplace chimney; an impressive chimney cap; small casement windows containing panes of glass set diagonally in lead cames; a battened door at the entry, which opened into a small room called the porch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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