Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arcade used as an ornamental dressing to a wall. See cut in next column.
“One of the heads ornamenting the wall-arcade is said to represent Edward”
“The wall-arcade has three divisions, the capitals of the columns are foliated, and the point where the hood mouldings meet is ornamented with the carving of a human head.”
“In the third bay east of St. Catherine's Chapel, two arches of the wall-arcade have been thrown into one, forming a doorway.”
“Above the wall-arcade are the graceful two-light lancet windows, with their slender columns, deep mouldings, and rich dog-tooth decoration.”
“Norman arches in the inner walls, and still more recently the shafts of a wall-arcade on the eastern side, apparently indicating an apsidal termination.”
Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral Formerly the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour, Otherwise St. Mary Overie. A Short History and Description of the Fabric, with Some Account of the College and the See
“In the most northern bay the wall-arcade, instead of being brought down by shafts as in the others, is stopped off at the springing by original brackets, as if to allow of some large piece of furniture being placed against the wall.”
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