Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Bracket Definition

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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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This monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede



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William, Duke of Normandy, defeats the Saxon army of King Harold and becomes king of England

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