Turnpike stair | Article about turnpike stair by The Free Dictionary
spiral stair, caracole, circular stair, cockle stair, corkscrew stair, spiral staircase
A flight of stairs, circular in plan, whose treads wind around a central newel. Also called a helical stair
, solid newel stair.
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Tower with internal turnpike stair
and demolition of existing extension at Archibald, Moffatt House, Academy Street, Moffat - granted.
Footsteps were often heard on the turnpike stair
from the room at around 1.30am.
Built on five floors, with the original turnpike stair
, flagstone and timber floors, accommodation includes a barrel vaulted banqueting room with elevated minstrel's gallery and a medieval-style loo with concealed 20th century plumbing and copper basin.