Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture

Bracket

A projection, usuallly from a wall, that supports a statue, shelf, arch, or cornice. Brackets could be highly decorative, but they fulfilled an eminently practical function of supporting weight. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with corbel.

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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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A 'pocket borough' was also known as what?



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This Day in British History

22 October, 1877

Blantyre mining disaster

The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch led his army to triumph at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690



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