Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Pinnacle Definition

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Pinnacle

A slender spire, often highly decorated with crocketting, used as a termination of a parapet or buttress. Some pinnacles were very finely carved, and served as a decorative embellishment to the church exterior. Church towers often have pinnacles at each of the four corners and serve to create a sense of greater height.

Related: Buttress   Spire  




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