Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Bellcote Definition

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Bellcote

A turret or framework upon a roof, built to hang bells. The most common bellcote is a very simple gable affair housing a single bell, placed at the west end of the nave roof. However, more elaborate bellcotes might have space for two or even three bells under a common turret. Bellcotes are sometimes called bell gables, and the term may be spelled with two words rather than as a single word (i.e. bell cote).

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