Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Battlement Definition

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Battlement

A form of indented parapet, generaly associated with military architecture, but in the late medieval period also commonly used in churches, particularly to decorate towers. The indentations are called embrasures, or crenelles, leading to the term 'crenellation' to refer to the use of parapets with battlements. The raised sections between embrasures are called merlons or cops. Both merlons and embrasures are topped with coping to prevent water damage.

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