conical roof

conical roof

A roof in the shape of an inverted cone on top of a cylindrical tower; used in the Chateauesque and Queen Anne styles; also called a witch’s hat.
See also: Roof

conical roof

A roof in the shape of an inverted cone, usually atop a cylindrical tower; also called a candle-snuffer roof, or witch’s cap.
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It was a modest building, not very straight, not large, not tall; not bold-faced, with great staring windows, but a shy, blinking house, with a conical roof going up into a peak over its garret window of four small panes of glass, like a cocked hat on the head of an elderly gentleman with one eye.
The building is recognizable for its left tower with a conical roof, embellished by a spiral wrap around its interior staircase.
Rewinding more than just a little, the Lock-Up/Tower/Castle - with its unmistakable conical roof - is the oldest surviving building in Everton.
the building of the igs kastellstrae is 4-storey, the roof is designed as a hipped roof and has some dormer windows and roof hatches and on the east and west sides each have a turret with a conical roof. eswe operates a photovoltaic system on the west side of the roof.
The medieval nilometer at the end of Roda Island in Cairo--though of the simplest type--is particularly beautiful with its nineteenth-century Turkish conical roof, though, as a rather small uninteresting building from the outside, it is often overlooked even by those who have lived in Cairo all their lives.
They are, with only a couple of exceptions, all mud-plastered; they come with a pitched roof and, to one side, a neat octagonal tower-like structure with a conical roof. This was the ticket window.
Known as the Hermitage of Powis, it was an octagonal, harled tower with a conical roof.
The hot air passed through the thin and perforated wooden floors then rose to the conical roof where it escaped through a cowl which turned in the wind.
Its main feature includes a conical roof, spiral staircase as well as copper cladding and timber panels.
It was lunchtime on the third day of our Puglian holiday in a trullo, a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof and neighbour-free view.
It was lunchtime on the third day of our Puglian 'trullo' holiday - a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof and neighbour-free view.