Definition of Voussoir within Pub Architecture.

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Voussoir

A voussoir is one of the wedge-shaped blocks, usually of stone, within an arch or vault.


Examples of Voussoirs

Click here for more information on the Waggon and Horses at Halesowen in Worcestershire

In this example at the Waggon and Horses at Halesowen, stone voussoirs were alternated between sets of four tapered bricks to form a basket-handle arches for the window apertures.


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