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see stalactite and stalagmitestalactite and stalagmite
, mineral forms often found in caves; sometimes collectively called dripstone. A stalactite is an icicle-shaped mass of calcite attached to the roof of a limestone cavern.
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A hood mold on the outside of a wall, often used in Gothic architecture.


A cave feature, such as a stalagmite, which is formed by precipitation of calcium carbonate or another mineral from dripping water.


A drip cap made of stone.

headmold, dripstone, head molding, hood-mold, weather molding

The molding carried around or over the head of a door or window.
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Dripstones that form from the cave ceiling are called stalactites.
Reclaimed Cotswold stone has been used for internal hall steps, also adding huge charm as do the perfectlyproportioned stone mullioned windows with their classic dripstones.
It keeps its handsome 19th century looks with some fine brickwork detailing and stone mullioned windows with dripstones. Modern benefits of the conversion include the surprising addition of an integral vacuum system, still a real luxury, even in the new homes marketplace.
The gabled look and the adherence to the vernacular style is impressive, classic Cotswold features also including the dripstones and leaded lights.