Basket Handle Arch Explained within a Guide to Pub Architecture and Architectural Features on Public Houses of the Midlands. Definition is augmented with photographs.



 

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Basket Handle Arch

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Below is an excellent example of a Basket Handle Arch at the former Three Crowns in Wednesbury. This type of arch is normally found on the main windows of a public house.

Basket Handle Arch of the Three Crowns at Wednesbury [2012]

A basket handle arch is a three-centred arch with crowns that have a radius greater than those of the outer pair of curves. Otherwise known as a multicentre-arch, note how the width of the arch is much greater than its height so that it resembles an ellipse.
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