buttress tower

buttress tower

A tower which flanks an arched entrance and acts, or appears to act, as a buttress.
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Members of the Merseyside Civic Society welcomed the news the church, with its octagonal flying buttress tower, will remain a feature of the Liverpool skyline.
Protesters said the 119-year-old church, which boats an octagonal flying buttress tower, is an important landmark and visible for miles.